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Barrister says his client ”was not responsible”

A JURY in a murder trial may hear from the victim from beyond the grave, a judge has been told.

Joanna Elizabeth Hall, aged 30, survived for three weeks after being attacked at her home in Cresswell Street, Tenby, on March 16th.
John Hipkin, representing the prosecution, said at the trial of Steven Daniel Williams later this year the jury may be shown witness statements made by Miss Hall before her death.
Williams, also 30, denies her murder.
Mr Hipkin on Tuesday updated Judge Keith Thomas at Swansea crown court on progress of the case.
Williams’ barrister, Chris Clee QC, said his client “was not responsible and he remembers that he was not responsible.”
Williams was originally charged with attempting to murder Joanna Hall in March at a property at Cresswell Street, Tenby. The area was cordoned off for over 24 hours following the incident.
The victim survived the attack but died three weeks later of her injuries.
The case will now be passed to a High Court judge and the next hearing will be on September 6th before Mr Justice Wyn Williams.
Mr Hipkin said it was unlikely the trial would start before November 14th.

Williams was further remanded in custody.

Joanna Elizabeth Hall