Monday, March 14, 2022

Megan Hall Charged with Sexual Battery

A woman waiting trial for the murder of Patrick Murphy, of Pottsville in New Orleans is now facing sexual battery charges.

In 2019, the body of Patrick Murphy, 62, of Pottsville, was found with three stab wounds inside a room at the Empress Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

An investigation found that the hotel room was registered to a Megan Hall, 25, with Hall later being charged with second degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice.

She was later taken into custody and has been locked up in a New Orleans correction facility waiting trial, which has been rescheduled numerous times over the past several years.

According to Magisterial Court Documents, on March 11th, 2021, Hall was formally charged with sexual battery.  A hearing is scheduled for May 11th, 2022 on the new charge. 

Hall's trial for the murder is scheduled to begin on April 18th, 2022.