42-year-old Michaela Hall was stabbed to death through the eye by an ex-convict after they became lovers.
At the court hearing yesterday, January 17, it was made known that Michaela had met Lee Kendall while working with a group whose mission is helping freed convicts.
It was reported that Michaela broke her professional boundaries when she got into a sexual relationship with Kendall, moving him into her home in Mount Hawke, Cornwall.
Truro crown court was informed that Michaela often refused to support any prosecutions against Kendall at the time of the alleged offence, who would always deny attacking her when arrested and interviewed by police.
Kendall later claimed that Michaela was the one who attacked her during a drunken brawl.
He told the court that she had attacked him with the said knife and the incident happened when he tried to take the knife from her.
However, on May 14, 2021, he was freed from custody and returned to live with Michaela Hall after receiving a three-year community order from a judge.
But, according to the verdict, he reportedly stabbed her to death just 17 days later, with the knife penetrating up to 9cm into her brain through her right eye.
Lee Kendall’s DNA was detected on her neck, and a post mortem revealed she had various facial and neck wounds consistent with manual strangling.
The court also learnt that Michaela Hall had been talking to a friend in Gran Canaria, who could hear her scream before hearing a dull thud.
Police went to the residence three times over the next 24 hours after the friend managed to contact the UK authorities, but they saw no signs of a disturbance and did not force access.
Her father Peter discovered her death in a bedroom only after her parents raised their worries and obtained a spare key.
42-year-old Kendall has however denied all the allegations made against him.
The trial is still ongoing…