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Witness testifies at trial for man accused in drug death

January 15, 2020 News Extra

Shaun M. Long

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the trial of an Emlenton man who is facing charges in connection with the drug-related death of a Clarion County woman.

Prosecutors produced cell phone records, DNA and an eyewitness at the Venango County trial for 51-year-old Shaun Long.

Long is accused of drug delivery resulting in death and a dozen other charges related to the September 2017 death of 28-year-old Kayla Dunlap, of Callensburg.

Venango County District Attorney Shawn White called Grace O’Day to the stand Tuesday. She was at Long’s trailer home in Scrubgrass Township when Dunlap died. The case in being heard before Judge Robert Boyer.

Earlier in the day, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Christopher Balcik, presented evidence based on cell phone information that indicated Long’s cell phone was near where Dunlap’s body was found.

Balcik said the evidence contradicted Long’s earlier statement he was not in that area.

Randy Bartley reports for The Derrick in Oil City and The News-Herald in Franklin.

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