A former Halifax man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the 2009 death of his Cape Breton-born wife.
Dr. Steven Hall reacted to the late Tuesday night verdict with “little outward emotion”, according to the Danville Advocate-Messenger.
The 47-year-old was charged with murder in the death of his wife Isabel, who is from Sydney River.
It took the jury 11 hours of deliberations to come up with the guilty verdict.
The sentencing phase of the trial was to begin Wednesday.
According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, second-degree manslaughter is a Class C felony and carries a sentence range of five to 10 years in prison.
Dr. Hall will be formally sentenced at a later date, but the jury will first recommend a sentence.
The couple was spending an afternoon on Herrington Lake in Danville, Ky. celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary until Isabel Hall, who is a native of Sydney River, was struck by the pontoon boat driven by her husband and died as a result of deep chop wounds to her head and left arm.