Idaho Attorney Murdered By Mistress’ Husband In Walgreen’s Parking Lot
Ashlee Harmon’s fifth child was just six weeks old when her husband and college sweetheart was gunned down in the parking lot of a pharmacy in 2011.
Life seemed promising for a young Idaho family in 2010. College sweethearts Ashlee and Emmett Corrigan were celebrating six years of marriage and were busy raising a large Mormon family. The two met as students at Utah State University in 2003, and the pair married in 2004 after a whirlwind romance. They started a family that quickly grew to four children.
By 2010, Emmett was an attorney just starting out in bankruptcy law, though he opened a tiny criminal defense practice on the side to help supplement the family’s income as Ashlee—then 28—was expecting their fifth child. At first, he did all the legal work solo, but eventually realized he needed an assistant to help him.
That help came in the form of Kandi Hall, a 40-year-old criminal law paralegal with years of experience. Kandi was married with two teenage daughters, but according to court records, she and Emmett began an affair within just a couple weeks of meeting in November 2010.
The long hours took a toll on the Corrigans’ marriage, and Ashlee found herself going to most of her prenatal appointments alone. Emmett insisted he was only working so much to provide for the family, but he and Kandi continued their affair into 2011.
The tension in both the Corrigan and Hall households came to a head in March of that year.
On March 11, 2011, Ashlee confronted Emmett after work. Across town, Kandi’s husband, Robert, confronted her too, according to court records. Kandi and Emmett met later that evening at a Walgreens and left in Emmett’s truck to have sex in a developing subdivision.
When they returned to the Walgreens, Robert was waiting with a gun. The men got into an argument and eventually a scuffle before Robert shot Emmett twice—once in the head and once in the chest—before turning the gun on himself.
Where are they now?
Robert’s apparent attempt to take his own life was unsuccessful as the bullet only grazed his head, but the concussion from the blast caused him to suffer from amnesia and he has maintained he has no recollection of what happened the night of the murder.
Robert was convicted of second degree murder during a 2012 trial and was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison. He attempted to appeal his conviction, but was unsuccessful.
Rob’s earliest parole date is August 2028.
As for Kandi, she was arrested two months after Emmett’s murder and charged with embezzling money from the attorney who employed her prior to her job at Emmett’s office.
According to the Idaho Statesman, Kandi pleaded guilty to grand theft and was released from prison on parole in 2014. She remains on probation until 2026.
Ashlee has since remarried and blogs as an advocate for victims of trauma.
Hear her tell her story in her own words on Season 7 of American Monster streaming now on discovery+.