BREAKING: Jack Wall sentenced to life for murder of Stevenage teen

Murder victim Amelia Arnold

Murder victim Amelia Arnold - Credit: Archant

A MAN who murdered his former girlfriend has been given a life sentence this morning (Monday) and will serve a minimum of 19 years in prison.


MURDERER: Jack Wall - Credit: Archant

The sentence was handed to the 22-year-old by judge Aiden Marron QC.

It followed jurors finding Wall guilty on Friday of murdering 19-year-old Amelia Arnold at their flat in Hadrian’s Walk, Stevenage, last November.

After burying Miss Arnold’s body in Hatfield woodland, Wall handed himself in to police.

He later admitted killing the 19-year-old, who was the mother of his young daughter, and pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner, but denied murder. But jurors at Blackfriars Crown Court in London were unanimous in their decision to convict Wall of murder.

He had repeatedly hit Miss Arnold over the head with a dumbbell bar in the same room as their daughter.

His uncle, Joseph Potter, was also sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

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The 41-year-old is from Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, but was in custody in Bedford Prison.

Potter, who helped Wall bury the body, gave evidence against Wall during the murder trial. He admitted assisting an offender and obstructing a coroner at an earlier date.