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Joan Albert murderer Simon Hall found hanging, inquest hears

Simon Hall
Image caption Simon Hall was found hanging in his cell at Wayland Prison in Norfolk, an inquest heard

A convicted murderer who maintained his innocence for 12 years before finally confessing was found dead in his prison cell, an inquest has heard.

Simon Hall, 36, was found hanged at Wayland Prison, near Thetford, Norfolk, early on Sunday.

Hall was convicted and jailed for life in 2003 for the murder of Joan Albert in Capel St Mary, near Ipswich.

He had protested his innocence, making several legal challenges, before finally admitting his guilt last year.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned at Norwich Coroner's Court.

No date has yet been fixed for a full hearing.

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