A murderer spent 12 years denying he had killed a female pensioner before admitting he was guilty has been found dead in prison today.

Simon Hall aged 36, from Ipswich was found dead by staff at Wayland Prison, Norfolk.

Mr Hall, was convicted  2003 after murdering Joan Albert, 79, in her own home in, Suffolk.

He protested his innocence and launched several appeals since  he was convicted in 2003.

 

A Prison Service spokesman said: “Simon Hall ,was found unconscious in his cell by prison staff at approximately 05:25 GMT.

“Paramedics attended to him but he was pronounced dead at 05:49._73168850_de25