Majority guilty verdict in murder trial

WAILS of grief filled the courtroom today as Simon Hall's family heard him declared a murderer. On hearing the verdict, relatives of Hall called out "You're so wrong" and "I love you, Simon."

By Tracey Sparling

WAILS of grief filled the courtroom today as Simon Hall's family heard him declared a murderer.

On hearing the verdict, relatives of Hall called out "You're so wrong" and "I love you, Simon."

Years behind bars is the future for the 25-year-old after he was convicted at Norwich Crown Court today of the murder of a Capel St Mary pensioner.

A jury of seven men and five women returned a majority verdict.

They said Hall was guilty of stabbing 79-year-old Joan Albert to death after a bungled burglary at her home.

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Throughout the 12-day trial Hall, 25, of Hill House Road, Ipswich, had denied murdering Mrs Albert on December 16, 2001.

FULL STORY AND BACKGROUND IN LATER EDITIONS OF TONIGHT'S EVENING STAR

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