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Posted at 7:33 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Setback for prosecutors in 1964 Va. killing

By theRichmond Times-Dispatch

Prosecutors in Virginia 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 on Wednesday ordered 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.

By theRichmond Times-Dispatch  | December 9, 2010; 7:33 AM ET
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