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Posted at 7:33 AM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Capital murder charge for Va. Beach man

By The Virginian-Pilot

A Virginia Beach sailor accused of killing his neighbor has been indicted on a capital murder charge, making him eligible for the death penalty.

Robert Lee Sadler was charged in January with first-degree murder in the death of Shana Hight.

Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey Bryant tells The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk that a grand jury indicted the 22-year-old Sadler earlier this month.

Sadler is charged with capital murder in the commission of an abduction and capital murder in the commission of a sexual assault.

Hight was found dead in her apartment in September. Her husband was deployed with the Navy at the time of her killing.

Sadler lived two floors above Hight.

By The Virginian-Pilot  | March 8, 2011; 7:33 AM ET
Categories:  Death Penalty, Homicide, Virginia  
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