The Illusory Truth Effect, Coercive Persuasion & Gaslighting of Innocence Fraud Killers & Their Enablers (Part 2)
It took the jury just over four and a half hours to find Simon Hall guilty for his murder of Joan Albert, with a majority verdict of 11: 1, as the criminal cases review commission highlighted at their paragraph 31 of their statement of reasons;
Stephanie Bon (Who was referred to in Part 2 of Quite A Hall Tale here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 7 here, Part 9 here, Part 9a here, Part 9b here and Part 10a here, Part 11 here, Part 12 here, Part 12a here, Part 14 here, Part 16 here and at page 52 of the criminal cases review commission’s statement of reasons here) attended Simon Hall’s February 2003 trial which was held in the city of Norwich, Norfolk.
Stephanie Bon was apparently the first person to speak to Simon Hall after he was found guilty, and with her brother Olivier Bon’s help, set up a website sometime after (Olivier Bon was referred to in Part 5 here and Part 10a here).
It is not known exactly whose idea it was to start the fraudulent public relations (PR) campaign, nor is it known why Stephanie Bon chose to omit the fact she and Simon Hall had been an item at the time of Simon’s murder of Joan Albert, however excerpts from a media article about the fraudulent PR campaign read;
A woman campaigning to clear a convicted killer’s name spoke of her battle to end what she claims is a huge miscarriage of justice.
Stephanie Bon became close friends with Simon Hall when they worked at a chemical company in Colchester’s East Hill.
He even taught her to drive, but they lost touch when the firm closed down.
Then, Hall was charged with the murder of pensioner Joan Albert at her home in Capel St Mary.
Stephanie attended the murder trial with Hall’s family, confident he would be cleared.
“When the guilty verdict came in, we were absolutely devastated,” she said.
“It was like the floor opening up under you.
“I was the first person to speak to him after he was convicted. He was absolutely distraught.
“I said we’ll just have to fight. You can’t give up’.”
Stephanie’s brother designed the Justice4Simon website, which argued Hall’s case and started to attract media attention.
The campaign brought her into contact with other miscarriage of justice cases, including members of the Birmingham Six.
MPs – including Colchester’s Bob Russell – have also backed the campaign Hall is serving a life sentence in Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey. He refuses rehabilitation courses because he insists he is innocent.
But, denying guilt could delay any chance of parole.Excerpts from an article by Chris Wilkin for the Colchester Gazette headed Colchester: Stephanie fights to clear friend’s name dated the 16th April 2007
And in a copy of a 25th of September 2006 email sent by Stephanie Bon to Simon Hall’s then solicitor Campbell Malone, John Hatton and Michael Naughton, excerpts read;
Simon rang up tonight and as most of you already know, he has been suffering with his teeth for a very long time, 14 months to be precise
An appointment was arranged for him some time ago but he was not made aware of this until the day and at the time this coincided with a visit, it was too late to let the visitor know (me) and therefore the prison took this as a direct refusal from Simon
The pain never went away but I suppose Simon learned to ”live with it”, until recently it became even worse and turned into an infection. Still no appointment was made
He was given a course of antibiotics for 2 weeks and these had no effect, the last I spoke to him, last Wednesday, he was being given new antibiotics and sleeping pills.. Clearly not the way to treat this, I asked him if he wanted anything done but he said he would deal with it.
He was found in a pretty bad way in his cell last Friday and was immediately transferred to an outside hospital where in the first instance the tooth was taken out, then the doctor decided the infection needed to be drained and he did not feel confident sending Simon back to the prison as he felt that this was a case of ”GROSS NEGLIGENCE” on the prison’s part, according to Simon the doctor will be writing to the prison.
The doctor then decided to drain the poison through Simon’s neck and therefore he also had to have stitches.
As of tonight, Monday, Simon is back in the prison and as far as we know safe.
We, as a team feel that we need to react to this as soon as possible and in the most effective way for Simon and for the other prisoners in this situation
1 – Why did it take the prison so long to act upon this
2 – Why did the prison didn’t (sic) think it appropriate to relate the information to the family/team, Simon may have had blood poison?! (sic)
3 – These people have a responsibility of ensuring that the prisoners under their care are kept safe and well, they are accountable.
Campbell, could you please advise on the best way to deal with this, our first instinct is to sue and it is Simon’s wish
Michael, is this something you have experience before? (sic)
John, we need to make some noise about this as this is the only way that this place is going to listen
Could you please let me know as soon as you get this email so that I can act rapidly,
Simon’s mother is going to write to the prison (from the parents) and I am going to as well from the teamExcerpts from Stephanie Bon’s email dated the 25th September 2006
Simon Hall’s prison patient records made no reference with regards to any hospital visit in the year 2006 regarding Simon’s teeth. Journal notes beginning from around a few months after Simon Hall’s trial and conviction read;
- 2nd June 2003 – Depression
- 25th October 2003 – Deliberate self harm – Cut left arm, blue lighted to hospital
- 16th July 2004 – Deliberate self harm – Cut upper left forearm (1 1/2 inches)
The next journal entries are dated the 24th of December 2007, as can be seen in the below screenshot of an extract from Simon Hall’s prison patient records;
It is not believed Simon Hall ever injured his lower back when he was a child, as noted in the bottom journal entry.
Michael Naughton responded to Stephanie Bon’s 25th of September 2006 email, as follows;
I agree that this should be reported to highlight the abuse of the ’duty of care’ that it represents.
I know an investigative journalist who may be able to get the story out.
He has written about the parole deal and is currently working on other matters related to miscarriages of justice.
I can vouch for his integrity
Do you want me to make him aware?
I am at home if you get a minuteExcerpts from Michael Naughton’s September 2006 in response to Stephanie Bon
Michael Naughton finished his email by providing Stephanie Bon with his home telephone number. Stephanie Bon replied stating;
Simon wants to sue them but Mike Pemberton, who works with Campbell hasn’t been great so far and Simon doesn’t want him to take care of this… what do you think?
I will give you a call as soon as I canExcerpts from Stephanie Bon’s 26th of September 2006 email correspondence to Michael Naughton
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