Brothers Donte and Dante Could Become First Twins on Death Row
Identical twins Donte and Dante Hall accused of killing together.
Sept. 4, 2009 — -- Identical twin brothers Donte and Dante Hall have more in common than their genetics.
Both could end up on Florida's death row for a crime state prosecutors believe the brothers, now 25, committed together.
Donte Hall was convicted earlier this year for fatally shooting two men at a central Florida house party in September 2006.
As for Dante Hall, the third attempt to determine whether he acted alongside his twin during the double-murder ended today in another mistrial.
According to Donte's defense attorney, Edwin Mills, his client went to the house in Eustis, Fla., after his girlfriend called to tell him that there were valuables inside.
"[His girlfriend] was in the house around midnight ... and is on her cell phone talking to Donte and telling him who has gold and where everyone is in the house," Mills said. "There was some discussion of a stash of money or drugs in the house, too."
Donte soon after showed up at the house with an AK-47 rifle, later killing Anthony Bernard Blunt, 35, and Kison "Little Mule" Evans, 32.
And, while Donte has already been convicted of the crime -- a jury voted eight-four in favor of the death penalty, a recommendation that the judge will consider before sentencing him -- his twin brother has yet to face a jury verdict.
Lawyers for twin brother Dante must now prove that their client was not involved in the double murder that was carried out by Donte and, allegedly, his brother.
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