Joan Albert murder: Simon Hall’s Ipswich burglary claim
originally by: BBC News
published: 30 January 2013
Claims by a convicted murderer that he was carrying out a burglary elsewhere on the day the body was found are to be considered by a review board. Simon Hall, 35, is serving life for stabbing Joan Albert to death in Capel St Mary in 2001.
Hall now claims he was stealing CD players from a shop in Ipswich six miles (10k) away and never told police. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) said it would consider the claim as part of its review of the case.
Ms Albert was found with stab wounds at her home on 16 December 2001.
Hall, a power company office worker from Ipswich, was 25 when he was jailed for life at Norwich Crown Court.
He denied murder and has continued to protest his innocence. The Court of Appeal heard his case in 2011, but upheld the conviction.
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