Man found guilty for murdering St Albans man

James Evans. Credit: Police handout

A man from Watford has been found guilty at St Albans Crown Court of the murder of St Albans man, Murray Thompson.

It took eleven jurors two days to deliberate on their verdicts after a seven-week long trial.

The jury was taken through a two-year investigation that had amassed over 600 written statements, over 1700 exhibits and involved 90 police officers and staff.

Murray, aged 34, was last seen at a property in St Albans Road in Watford on 20 April 2010.

James Evans, aged 24, of Bushey Mill Lane in Watford, was found guilty of Murray’s murder, perverting the course of justice, preventing a lawful burial and conspiracy to produce cannabis.