Mother of murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan describes her as a 'superstar'

PUBLISHED: 15:22 05 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:25 05 August 2019

Carol Morgan, mother of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan. Picture: Herts Police

Carol Morgan, mother of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan. Picture: Herts Police

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A victim impact statement read on behalf of Carol Morgan, mother of murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan, described her as "my shining light and my superstar".

Shohfah-El Israel was found guilty of murdering missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan. Picture: Herts PoliceShohfah-El Israel was found guilty of murdering missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan. Picture: Herts Police

Ms Morgan was described as a "natural" who would have been "an amazing midwife".

The statement continued: "Joy was such a wonderful person, selfless, caring and so many other great qualities that I can't list them all.

"She was loved by so many. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and goddaughter and godmother...we all loved her so much.

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"She was her big brother's little helper and an all-round great helper to all of us. She would always look after me when I came home from a long shift and cooked us lovely home cooked meals.

"Joy was living her dream of university life. She had one year left to go at university to become a midwife. Joy was a natural at it as she was such a caring woman and I know she would have made an amazing midwife.

"She was my shining light and my superstar."

Shohfah-El Israel was found guilty of Joy's murder at Reading Crown Court today.

READ MORE: Shohfah-El Israel found guilty of murdering missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan

Israel, wearing spectacles and a navy three-piece suit, expressed no emotion as the statement was read by prosecutor Peter Shaw.

He will be sentenced this afternoon by judge Michael Soole.

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