Suspect who fatally shot man at Valero sentenced to 20 years

Final sentencing was held Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court for 22-year old Dalton Hall of Springfield, Tennessee, the man who pled guilty this year to the April, 2021 shooting death of Delmour Moncrief at the East Ninth Street Valero gas station in Hopkinsville.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling spoke on behalf of several family members of the victim who were in the courtroom, including his minor son, saying he affected their lives forever.

Judge John Atkins sentenced Hall to 20 years in prison, noting he won’t be eligible for parole until he’s served 17 years.

His codefendant, 27-year old David King of Guthrie, pled guilty in October to possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive in a deal that came with a sentence of five years in prison.