Hearing for suspect in Patrick Murphy homicide rescheduled


A trial date has been set for the woman suspected of killing a Schuylkill County businessman in New Orleans.

25-year-old Megan Hall will appear in court on October 8 for her trial.

Hall is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of jewelry store owner Patrick Murphy.

Murphy was found dead inside a New Orleans hotel room back in February.

Murphy was the owner of Murphy Jewelers, which was founded in Pottsville and has additional locations in Tilden Township, near Hamburg, and Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County.