Frances Hall jailed for killing her cheating millionaire husband after being taunted by his mistress

By Emily Crane

Frances Hall (right) ran her husband Bill Hall's motorcycle off the road. Photo / Frances Hall Facebook
Frances Hall (right) ran her husband Bill Hall's motorcycle off the road. Photo / Frances Hall Facebook

A woman who killed her cheating millionaire husband in a road rage attack was sent thousands of taunting messages by his mistress, including videos of the pair having sex, before she drove him off the road.

Frances Hall, 53, was jailed for just two years in September after being convicted of killing her estranged husband Bill Hall Junior in San Antonio, Texas in 2013.

Her husband's younger lover, Bonnie Contreras, now 34, is accused of taunting Hall with the messages but insists she is "not a bad person".

Frances Hall (left) is serving two years in jail for killing her husband of 32 years, Bill Hall. Photo / Frances Hall Facebook
Frances Hall (left) is serving two years in jail for killing her husband of 32 years, Bill Hall. Photo / Frances Hall Facebook

Ms Contreras allegedly sent the wife videos of her having sex with Hall's husband and pictures of hysterectomy diagrams saying Hall was broken, disgusting and not a real woman anymore, according to Hall's attorney, Leigh Cutter.

In an emotional interview from behind bars, which is set to air on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen on Tuesday night, Hall said she still loves her slain husband.

"The times he was leading this secret life, he made sure I was his number one," she told the program.

"I love him and he is the only man I will love this way.

"Sometimes, I tell my kids that all that's left of me is a shell of a woman. But I have to be there for them, they lost their father."

The couple were married for 34 years and have two adult children. His affair with Ms Contreras lasted three years.

The taunting all came to a head when Hall saw Ms Contreras driving their family Range Rover on a stretch of Texas Highway 1604 on October 10, 2013.

Ms Contreras was being followed by Mr Hall, the owner of Bill Hall Jr. Trucking, on his custom made Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Ms Contreras said Mr Hall told her early on in their relationship that he was separated and going through a divorce. Photo / Facebook
Ms Contreras said Mr Hall told her early on in their relationship that he was separated and going through a divorce. Photo / Facebook

Hall did a u-turn and started to chase Ms Contreras.

She started to ram the car Ms Contreras was driving - in what prosecutors say was a fit of rage - but accidentally hit and killed her husband in the process.

Hall could have been sentenced up to life in prison for the collision but a jury concluded that the woman's 'sudden passion' was a mitigating factor in her guilt in the death of her trucking company husband.

Her attorneys argued the wreck was an accident.

She also got a two-year prison sentence for aggravated assault for hitting the vehicle driven by Ms Contreras.

Ms Contreras is now suing the family for $2.5 million because of the alleged emotional stress from the car chase.

"I know that I never broke up that family. That family was already broken," she said.

Ms Contreras said Mr Hall told her early on in their relationship that he was separated and going through a divorce.

Ms Contreras, who calls herself Bill's girlfriend, is now suing the family for $2.5 million because of the alleged emotional stress from the car chase. Photo / Facebook
Ms Contreras, who calls herself Bill's girlfriend, is now suing the family for $2.5 million because of the alleged emotional stress from the car chase. Photo / Facebook

"I was willing to go through it all with him - the ups, the downs, the divorce, all the hell she was probably going to put both of us through. I loved this man,' she said.

"I'm not a bad person, I just fell in love, I couldn't help it."

At the time Hall was sentenced, Ms Contreras told KENS 5 that she didn't agree with the lenient jail term.

She sat in the courtroom surrounded by authorities for protection.

"I was his girlfriend. I was his love," Contreras said.

"I was his everything. He couldn't wait to start having children. He couldn't wait to get married," she told KENS 5.

She said that she still loves Bill Hall and will never regret time spent with him.

"If I had the chance to talk to Frances face to face, I would tell her, 'I forgive you.'

"I forgive this woman. I know who I am. I'm a good person. I never mean no harm on anybody," she said.

- Daily Mail

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