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Second Man Convicted in Discovery Bay Couple Murder – Graphic Testimony

St. Ann, Jamaica (McN) – In February of this year Steve Stewart 25-year-old, sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of a Discovery Bay man and his wife, a former lecturer at a St Ann-based school, on August 23, 2011  .

In a new conviction for the murders, a second man was convicted on Thursday March 2, in the Discovery Bay couple murder.

Steve Stewart, 25-year-old Man Convicted in Discovery Bay Couple Murder, sentenced to life in prison.

Fifty-three-year- old Norma-Lyn Hall, a senior lecturer and her husband, 57-year-old Neville Hall, a trucker were murdered during a break-in and robbery at their Queen Crescent home, near the Queens Highway in Discovery Bay, St Ann.

Their bodies were discovered the next day in bushes in Lake Side, a few miles away from Queens Highway.

Postmortem reports read at the trial states, Mrs Hall died from strangulation, while her husband, died from blunt force injury to the head and a heart attack.

Another man, Jowayne Alexander was implicated as an accomplice to the murders.

Alexander plead not guilty to the charge of murder.

Testimony at the hearing of Stewart, linked another accused man, Jowayne Alexander as influencing Stewart to take part in the robbery of the Hall’s home.

Jowayne Alexander, 30-year-old Man Convicted in Discovery Bay Couple Murder.

Jowayne Alexander, 30-year-old resident of Main Street, in Discovery Bay, was convicted in the St Ann Circuit Court Thursday afternoon, March 2. for the murder of Fifty-three-year- old Norma-Lyn Hall, a senior lecturer of the Brown’s Town Community College and her husband, 57-year-old Neville Hall, a trucker for a bauxite company.

Twenty-Five-year-old Steve Stewart, who plead guilty in February and was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murders; testified against his accomplice in Alexander’s trail for the murders.

Stewart testified the mask and gloves used in the murder of the husband and wife where supplied by Alexander in the planning of the robbery at the couple’s home.

He testified that it was Alexander who first attacked Mr Hall as he entered his home, tied him up and put Stewart in charge of standing guard over the homeowner at knife point.

Stewart went all to tell the jurors that Mr. Hall then broke free, managed to get the knife away from him and used it to stab him (Stewart) several times; he said he ran from the room after he was stabbed.

On entering the living room, he saw Alexander strangling Norma-Lyn Hall with a shirt.

Stewart testified that, Alexander also strangled Mr Hall with a shirt.

Stewart admitted that assisted Alexander in dumping the bodies in bushes, miles away from the couple’s home.

He testified that after dumping the bodies, Alexander dropped him off at a bus stop near the St Ann’s Bay Hospital.

Stewart said Alexander then took Mrs. Hall’s Toyota Rav4 to Montego Bay, St James, trying to sell the vehicle.

On Thursday, after 25 minutes, jurors returned with a verdict of guilty, convicting Alexander of the murders.

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