originally by: BBC News
published: 8 August 2013
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A burglar who stabbed a 79-year-old woman to death has confessed to the crime after a decade claiming he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Simon Hall, 35, was jailed for life in 2003 for the attack on Joan Albert at her home in Capel St Mary, Suffolk.
His case was investigated by the BBC series Rough Justice in 2007 and his claims of innocence also won the backing of ex-Ipswich MP Chris Mole. Police said Hall had now admitted his guilt to prison authorities.
Mrs Albert was found dead in her hallway and had suffered at least five stab wounds inflicted with a carving knife from her kitchen. Her family said in a statement: “During the last 10 years the publicity surrounding the appeals has been very distressing making moving on impossible.