Montaevion Ramont Hall, 18

Circumstances: Prosecutors say Hall was shot during a gun trade when his acquaintance, Phillip Moment Jr., tried to rob the other party involved. The party shot at Hall and Moment, wounding both but Hall mortally. 

Case status: Moment was charged with first-degree felony murder and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication. He pleaded not guilty. 

Moment's next scheduled court appearance can be found here

Michelle Hall, Montaevion's mother, remembered her eldest son as "a gentle giant." 

The Central High School lineman had just turned 18 two months before he was killed, leaving empty the father-figure role he had stepped into for his four younger siblings. 

Hall described Tae as her best friend because the two "literally grew up together." She had him when she was 18, and she carried him across the stage at her high school graduation, she said.  

"My goal was to watch my 18-year-old walk across the stage by himself," she said. 

Tae hoped to play football for Oklahoma State University and earn a degree that would allow him to illustrate cartoons or video games, Hall said. He loved to draw and make clay models, mostly featuring horses, people and houses, she said. 

"If he saw your face, he could leave and come back with a replica..." she said. "It'd be spot on." 

Tae also loved to cook, and he would often volunteer to cook the family dinner, she said. He came from a long bloodline of chefs, and he could prepare anything from scratch while experimenting with new seasonings and ingredients, Hall said. 

He would even cook for his dogs, Hall said. Tae had a special place in his heart for their pit bulls and American bullies, and Hall said he would spoil them. He even tailored meals to them, such as those that would fatten them up in the winter to keep them warm. 

From others, Hall has heard Tae described as a gentleman, respectful and polite. 

“Everybody that knew him connected with him,” Hall said, mentioning Tae's leadership qualities. “He made them want to better themselves.”

But above all he loved his family. Hall said his siblings, who range in age from 8 to 16, didn't elaborate beyond saying they'll miss "everything" about Tae, but his memories brought smiles to their faces.  

Tae often walked one of his little sisters to school and rewarded her with a small gift, like chips or candy, if she behaved that day, Hall said.

He would call his siblings his babies, and even helped name one and gave the others nicknames.

Hall said the siblings are working through their grief, and her youngest son put it plainly: "It's weird that my brother didn't die," she recounted. "It's weird that my brother was murdered and did not just die." 

Tae was especially invested in Hall's unborn child because it was her first pregnancy he was able to comprehend and follow along. She said he was amazed by her ultrasound pictures. 

If this new sibling was a boy, Tae was planning to teach him "all about football," Hall said. If it was a girl, Tae was plotting to take her to the mall to "catch some honies," Hall said, laughing. 

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Kelsy Schlotthauer


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