New Orleans, LA—Magen Hall, the woman accused of killing beloved jeweler Patrick J. Murphy, has been indicted for the crime. According to a statement released by Orleans Parish district attorney Leon Cannizzaro, a grand jury handed down a second-degree murder indictment against Hall, known also as Megan Hall, a Tennessee native accused of the February stabbing death of Murphy. The indictment also charges her with armed robbery, a charge not mentioned before in the case, as well as obstruction of justice.
Hall, 25, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of the murder charge. An armed robbery conviction carries a penalty of 10 to 99 years in state prison, while obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation is punishable by up to 40 years. Hall has remained jailed since her March 3 arrest.
Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Jewelers with three stores in Pottsville, Hamburg, and Saucon Valley, PA, was on vacation in New Orleans with Kim, his wife and business partner, when he was stabbed to death on Feb. 28.