BREAKING: Jack Wall found guilty of Stevenage murder

Jack Wall

Jack Wall - Credit: Archant

A JURY has found Jack Wall guilty of murder this morning (Friday).

Jurors were unanimous in their decision to convict the 22-year-old, who killed 19-year-old former girlfriend Amelia Arnold at their home in Hadrian’s Walk, Stevenage, last November.

The jury at Blackfriars Crown Court retired just after 11am yesterday (Thursday) morning and took just under five hours to reach a verdict.

Wall is due to be sentenced on Monday, along with his uncle, Joseph Potter.

Ahead of the murder trial, Wall and Potter had admitted obstructing a coroner, while Potter, 41, of Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, has also admitted assisting an offender. Potter is being held in custody at Bedford Prison.

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Wall had admitted manslaughter, but denied murder.

After the verdict, Wall shouted and stormed out of the dock, located behind a glass pane, when judge Aiden Marron QC said one of the aggravating factors to consider in sentencing was that Wall killed Miss Arnold in front of their daughter. Wall was followed out by a guard.

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Miss Arnold’s family wept as the verdict was delivered.

More to follow.

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