An uncle who was having sex with his own niece killed her by smashing a television over her head.
Wall has been convicted of battering Hayley Wall – who was his niece as
well as his partner – and was due to be sentenced on Friday.
Wall died in hospital in December last year, nine days after she was
found wandering around outside a supermarket with serious head injuries.
the 25-year-old slipped out of consciousness she was able to tell
emergency crews her name and address. She also told one of the
paramedics who attended to her: “My partner smashed a TV over the top of
When police visited her home they found signs of a
disturbance on the second floor including a door on the landing that
was knocked off its frame with two long dark hairs embedded in a crack
halfway up the door with a number of blood spots.
found a large flat-screen TV at the bottom of the stairs leading to the
second floor that appeared to be damaged while blood-stained clothing,
blood smears and blood staining was found in the en-suite bathroom.
The 58-year-old was asleep in the bed with what appeared to be stab or puncture wounds in his back as well as a cut to his hand.
ambulance was called and the was treated for his injuries. He was
arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent
and, after being treated in hospital, was taken into custody.
Hayley sadly died as a result of her injuries in hospital in the early hours of Thursday December 22, 2016.
lodger who lived with the pair told police that on the evening of
Tuesday December 13 last year he heard them return home some time after
7.50pm and they both appeared to have been drinking.
interviewed, Wall provided a prepared statement, claiming he was
attacked by the woman with a pair of scissors and he had used reasonable
force to defend himself.
He made no comment in two other interviews and refused to answer questions in relation to his relationship with his niece.
Devoto, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said:
“Christopher Wall’s violent actions on that night have resulted in the
tragic loss of a young woman’s life.
“I hope the jury’s verdict will bring some sense of comfort to Hayley’s family.”