Texas man appeals death sentence, says Comedy Central episode violated his rights

Brazos County, Texas – A Texas man states Comedy Central specifically violated his constitutional rights receive a fair and speedy trial.

Grabiel Hall, 29, faces lethal injection after being convicted of murder in Brazos Valley, Texas.

Hall’s legal team is now arguing that footage from a special on the TV comedy network was later used to influence the verdict against their client.

On October 10, 2011, Hall entered a residence where he allegedly stabbed and shot a 68-year-old man. He was also convicted of stabbing the victim’s 69-year-old wife, who survived the attack.

Hall was a student at Texas A&M Comprehensive High School at the time.

While Hall served time in prison, comedian Jeff Ross filmed a special that focused on the facility’s maximum security areas, including the unit where Hall was held.

Rose’s conversation with his cellmates can be seen in the clip known as“Jeff Ross Roasts Criminal: Lives in Brazos County Jail.”

Hall’s legal team alleges that additional footage from that TV segment was later presented to a Texas jury before their deliberations, and he was sentenced to death.

His legal team is now taking the case to the Texas Supreme Court, arguing that the evidence should be discarded because it violated Hall’s Sixth Amendment right.

The team’s decision follows the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed earlier appeal.

This story was originally published on KXXV in Waco, Texas; plus Scripps National News.