Life sentence for Tenby man who stabbed girlfriend

A man from Tenby has been given a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend by stabbing her 40 times. Steven Williams, 31, attacked Joanna Hall, who was 35, at her flat in the Pembrokeshire town last March.

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Judge describes girlfriend murder as 'brutal'

Steven Williams attacked his girlfriend last March Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A man from Tenby has will serve a minimum of 22 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend.

Steven Williams, 31, attacked Joanna Hall, who was 35, at her flat in the Pembrokeshire town last March.

Joanna Hall died in hospital 19 days after suffering her injuries Credit: Family photo

The judge at Swansea Crown Court, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, described Steven Williams' actions as "brutal, callous and reprehensible."

She said: "It was a sustained and brutal assault on a defenceless victim."

Members of Joanna Hall's family, who have been in court throughout the trial, cried when the sentence was read out.

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Prosecution service welcome conviction in girlfriend murder trial

The Crown Prosecution Service have released a statement following the conviction of Steven Williams.

Joanna Hall tragically lost her life as a result of a savagely brutal and sustained assault carried out by Steven Williams.

Having inflicted devastating injuries on his victim, he then waited more than five hours before calling the emergency services.

It is hard to imagine what motivates an individual to commit such a vicious and callous act. Only Steven Williams could answer that, but so far he has refused to acknowledge his responsibility for this terrible incident.

I would like to thank all those who supported the investigation and prosecution teams, helping us to build a strong case which has ensured that Williams has at least been held accountable for his actions in a criminal court.

The loss and suffering felt by those close to Joanna Hall is impossible for most of us to comprehend. Our thoughts are with them as they try to move forward with their lives.

– Deborah Rogers, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Wales

Man found guilty of murdering girlfriend

CCTV shows Williams going to the supermarket to buy a bottle of whisky after attacking Joanna in her flat.

A man from Tenby has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend by stabbing her 40 times

Steven Williams, 31, attacked Joanna Hall, who was 35, at her flat in the Pembrokeshire town last March.

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Tenby death trial: Jury sent home for the day

Joanna Hall died in hospital 19 days after suffering her injuries Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Tenby has been sent home for the evening.

Joanna Hall, who was 35, was stabbed 40 times at her flat in the Pembrokeshire town last March. She died in hospital 19 days later.

31-year-old Steven Williams denies murder.

The jury, at Swansea Crown Court, retired to consider its verdict earlier today but has now been told to reconvene tomorrow.

Jury out in trial of man accused of girlfriend's murder

Joanna Hall died in hospital 19 days after suffering her injuries Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family

A jury at Swansea Crown Court has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of the murder of his girlfriend in Tenby last year.

Joanna Hall, 35, was stabbed 40 times at her flat in the Pembrokeshire town on Saturday 16 March.

Steven Williams, 31, denies murder.

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