US lawyers in Cebu over Texas stabbing case

By Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN Central Visayas

Posted at Sep 20 2012 03:59 AM | Updated as of Sep 20 2012 12:49 PM

CEBU, Philippines - A group of lawyers and volunteers from Texas, USA, are in Cebu to gather documents and information on the background of an 18-year-old Cebuano who is facing cases of murder and frustrated murder in Texas.
Gabriel Canada Hall is accused of stabbing his neighbors last year.

One man died while his wife was injured.

Lawyers from the Public Attorney's Office, together with some volunteers from Texas, paid a courtesy call on Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama Tuesday night.

The group asked Rama's help in their gathering of documents and information regarding Hall.

Hall lived in Barangay Calamba Cebu City and was a former street child.

He was adopted by her sister and was brought to the US when he was 11 years old.

Documents and information that will be gathered will be used by the group to seek a more lenient sentence for Hall, who could face the death penalty.

Hall's case will be heard in March next year.

Hall's sister, Ernalyn, cried when asked about her brother's case.