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The first full day of testimony has concluded in Forsyth in the first degree murder trial of a Sparta woman.

There were some last minute motions filed in the case against Paula Hall last week before opening arguments began today.

Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek asked for a continuance in the case because, "I just received new information from someone who said she was at a house where Freda Heyn was allegedly dismembered."

Judge John Moody denied the motion.

Today Cleek called a witness to the stand that said she was scared of Hall.

Cleek said the woman testified that Paula Hall told her that she beat 68 year-old Freda Heyn to death with a golf club in November of 2003.

The woman told Cleek, "it scared me so bad I contacted you."

While still under oath Cleek asked the woman what she was offered in return for her testimony....her answer, "nothing."

Severe winter weather delayed the beginning of the trial that was supposed to get underway last Monday.

****Paula Hall was convicted of second-degree murder in Freda Heyn's death.