Oklahoma man killed by brother had shown increasing signs of violence

Michael Todd Hall, 40, was shot and killed by his brother Dec. 27 when he attempted to attack his mother with a knife, police said. Hall's mother had a protective order against him, reporting he had become increasingly violent.
by Adam Kemp Modified: January 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm •  Published: January 3, 2013
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A man killed by his brother last week because he was threatening their mother had become increasingly violent, according to a protective order filed by the mother.

Michael Todd Hall, 40, was shot and killed Dec. 27 by his brother, Timothy Trueblood, 54, after Hall attempted to attack their mother with a knife in her home at 1625 Fordson Drive, police said.

Elizabeth Ann Dolinar, 71, had filed for a protective order against Hall on behalf of herself and Aryana Dolinar, 12. It was issued in September.

According to the order, Hall had threatened to burn down Dolinar's house and frequently had vandalized Dolinar's property, breaking windows and windshields, smashing in the garage door and tearing up the sprinkler system.

Dolinar wrote that Hall's behavior had become “more violent more frequently.”

She declined to comment about the situation Wednesday, saying the family was grieving after Hall's death.

According to the police report, Hall and Dolinar were arguing in her garage about 7 p.m. Dec. 27 when Hall demanded money from her. Dolinar refused and went back inside the house, but Hall forced his way inside. Hall was shot by Trueblood before he could injure Dolinar, the report states.

Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said officers think the shooting was justifiable, because Trueblood was defending his mother. Trueblood was released after detectives interviewed him.

Hall's death was the 99th and final homicide of 2012 in Oklahoma City.


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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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