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Prosecution Suffers Setback in 1964 Va. Murder Trial

December 9, 2010

Prosecutors have been ordered to provide lawyers for a man charged with killing his wife in 1964 information about another man she was having an affair with at the time of her death.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hopewell Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett ordered Wednesday the information to be shared about Army Sgt. Robert Sheffield.

Court records show Sheffield admitted having an affair with 30-year-old Naomi Fulcher Long but appeared to be lying about it on a polygraph test. Sheffield has since died.

Seventy-seven-year-old Donald Long of Las Vegas is charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors suffered another setback last month when it was discovered a police employee was believed to have contaminated DNA evidence in the case with his or her own DNA.


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