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The trial of a woman accused of killing Schuylkill County jeweler Patrick Murphy in Louisiana is now on hold.

The case is one of many sitting in a holding pattern in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Megan Hall is charged with second-degree murder in Murphy's death.

He was found stabbed to death in a New Orleans hotel back in February 2019.

At the time, witnesses said Murphy and Hall checked into a room together around 2 a.m. Surveillance showed her leaving the room alone just hours later.

Hall turned herself in days after the killing.

If convicted, she faces a mandatory life sentence.

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