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Posted at 9:54 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Snags in 1964 Va. murder case

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch

A prosecutor says the case against a Las Vegas man charged with killing his then-wife in Virginia in 1964 has suffered a setback.

Hopewell Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Newman told The Richmond-Times Dispatch that a Hopewell police employee is believed to have contaminated DNA evidence in the case with his or her own DNA.

The newspaper says the problem was discovered early this month when a DNA profile developed from the evidence matched a DNA profile developed in a 2008 Hopewell burglary case.

Sgt. Michael Walls says the police department won't comment on an ongoing investigation.

Seventy-seven-year-old Donald Long is charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of 30-year-old Naomi Fulcher Long.

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  | November 22, 2010; 9:54 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Virginia  
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