Family upset by sentencing decision

A FAMILY of a murdered Suffolk pensioner have expressed their disappointment today after learning of the minimum term her killer must spend in jail.

A FAMILY of a murdered Suffolk pensioner have expressed their disappointment today after learning of the minimum term her killer must spend in jail.

Joan Albert was killed her Capel St Mary home in December 2001 and in February 2003 Simon Hall was given a life sentence after being found guilty of her murder.

Today he was told by a judge at Cambridge Crown Court that he must spend at least 12 years, three months and 16 days behind bars before he is eligible for release.

Mrs Albert's niece, Glynis Dzundza, said she was disappointed with the decision.

She added: “When someone receives a life sentence it doesn't always mean much.

“The police work very hard and their efforts don't always seem to be backed up when it comes to sentencing.

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“The tariff today reflects this and is disappointing but however long he had been given it would never have been enough and our sentence continues.”

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