November 9, 2012 http://www.ktnv.com
Las Vegas, — Bryan Hall appeared in court Friday to find out if he could face the death penalty for killing a waiter at Caesars Palace.
Family and friends of the victim, Brad Flamm, gathered in the courtroom at the Regional Justice Center for the decision.
It was an emotional morning as both attorneys argued the pros and cons of the death penalty in the case.
Just a few hours later, the jury reached a verdict that Hall will face death as punishment for his conviction.
Hall was convicted of murdering Flamm earlier in the week.
Flamm’s family was visibly satisfied when the decision was read in court.
“We’re just glad justice is done. This guy won’t hurt anyone ever again,” said Flamm’s father, Fred. “He’s put away, and he’s not going to be with us anymore. Hopefully the sooner the better.”
Hall and Flamm had been friends, but police said they got into an argument over a woman they both dated.
In May 2009, Flamm’s body was found by a loading dock outside Caesars Palace. He had been beaten and strangled.
Flamm’s mother said it was hard to see him in court, but harder to see him at the county jail, where she happens to work.
“But now he won’t be there,” Jennifer Flamm said. “I won’t have to go into work and worry about him being there.”
The Flamm family is happy to be able to now move forward, keeping Brad’s spirit alive.
“Brad lives on in our hearts,” Fred Flamm said. “We miss him, but he’s still there.”
Hall will return to court for a formal sentencing on January 17.