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Trial Date Set in Magen Hall – Pat Murphy Murder Case

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A new trial date has finally been set for Magen Hall, who faces a mandatory life sentence, if she’s found guilty of murdering Pottsville businessman Pat Murphy back in February 2019.

Hall appeared in court Wednesday with attorneys John Fuller and Devin Jones for a pre-trial conference. She’s facing charges of second-degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice in connection with Murphy’s death. Hall is charged with stabbing Murphy to death in a New Orleans hotel room.

On Wednesday, a judge overseeing the case finally set a trial date for April 18, 2022.

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Hall has been awaiting trial in Orleans Parish Justice Center since March 3, 2019, when she surrendered to authorities. If her trial begins as planned in April, Hall will have been in prison for 3 years, 1 month, and 15 days. She’s being held on $750,000 bond.

Scheduling conflicts, COVID, and a hurricane have forced postponements in Hall’s court proceedings.

According to court documents, Hall is scheduled to be back in court again for pre-trial motions on Jan. 24 and a pre-trial conference on April 11.

Magen Hall Murder Trial Date Set for April 18, 2022

Police allege Hall stabbed Murphy 3 times in a New Orleans hotel room on Feb. 28, 2019. Hall was seen leaving the hotel room alone several hours after booking it and hotel staff discovered Murphy’s body later that morning.

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Since her incarceration, Hall, oddly, has been randomly featured in a Netflix miniseries called Jailbirds: New Orleans. In that show, Hall says very little of what led to Murphy’s death. She told the show she was in New Orleans with some friends to celebrate Mardi Gras

Murphy was allegedly in New Orleans with his wife, on their way back from a business trip in Arizona.

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