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Woman Charged With Jeweler Murphy’s Murder To Be Featured In Netflix Reality Show September 28, 2021 (3 comments)


New Orleans, LA—Megan Hall (pictured), the woman charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of beloved Pennsylvania jeweler Patrick Murphy, is being featured in the Netflix series “Jailbirds: New Orleans.” Image: WNEP TV

Hall’s murder trial was slated to begin this week, but was delayed due to COVID and the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, reports The Morning Calla newspaper in Allentown, PA. Murphy Jewelers has three stores in Pennsylvania: Pottsville, Hamburg, and a year-old outpost at the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, a suburb of Allentown. 

Related: Padis, Murphy Open New Stores

Not surprisingly, Murphy’s friends and colleagues are upset by the prospect of Hall’s appearance in the series, especially since she hasn’t gone to trial yet. Robert Carl, president and CEO of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, told the Morning Call he finds it “irreverent at best” and that Murphy’s family is “already going through hell.”

“I don’t find anything here humorous or even entertaining in value,” Carl said [in the article]. “A man is dead. A woman’s in jail. And the man that’s dead was my very good friend. And I just don’t understand the world we live in why you would give any notoriety to somebody that has a charge of murder, and I’m just totally baffled by it and pretty upset by it.”

If convicted, Hall—who also goes by Magen, including in the upcoming Netflix series—faces a mandatory life prison sentence for the murder charge and up to 99 years on several other counts she’s been charged with, including a June 2019 indictment charging her with robbery and obstruction of justice. 

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Comments (3):

Television has gone too far when they create a reality show based on an actual murder.  This is not entertainment, she should not be allowed to profit and Netflix should be ashamed.

By Noreen on Sep 30th, 2021 at 1:57am

Patrick Murphy was a friend of many years…..He was a mover and shaker in his community and broad Business acquaintances. To have lost him so young and in such a way is bad enough, but to see the circus made of the trial of his murderer let alone the elevation of her status to the subject of a Netflix profile is beyond bad taste. I can only hope that there is a law on the books that keeps her from benefiting financially from this crime.

By David Spalding on Sep 30th, 2021 at 4:28pm

And just when I thought the entertainment industry couldn’t get any worse, there they go and prove me wrong. This is a new low even for them. How can they even justify this? The wounds to the family, his friends, and harm that could befall his business because of this? I had the privilege of being able to call him a friend, but because of this woman will no longer get to see him, kid with him, or even ask his opinion on the jewelry industry. On behalf of the decent, God fearing people of America, I would like to apologize to his wife, son, and daughter.

By Stuart Tamres on Oct 7th, 2021 at 11:51pm

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