For Immediate Release - March 26, 2010

Grand Jury Indicts Lynn Man For Attempted Murder

An Essex County Grand Jury today indicted William T. Hall, 31, of Lynn, charging him with attempted murder, two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property over $250.

Prosecutors allege that shortly after midnight on January 15, 2010, Hall severely beat and attempted to strangle his former girlfriend at her Swampscott residence. The victim suffered severe lacerations to her mouth and injuries to her throat.

Hall was arrested five days later in Lynn by Swampscott and Lynn police. He has been held without bail as a danger to the community since his arraignment in Lynn District Court.

The case will be prosecuted by Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate B. MacDougall. Hall, who will be arraigned in Salem Superior Court within the next two weeks, is represented by Attorney Randi Potash of Lynn.