Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Maryville, TN: Long found guilty in wife's 2009 stabbing-beating death

MARYVILLE — A Blount County jury on Monday night found Jeffrey Long guilty of all counts in connection with the beating and stabbing death of his estranged wife in September 2009.

Long, 51, was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree murder in the perpetration of a burglary, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He also was assessed a $10,000 fine on the aggravated burglary conviction and a $10,000 fine on the aggravated assault conviction, according to the Blount County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Long, 51, faces a 9 a.m. Oct. 15 sentencing hearing before Circuit Court Judge David Duggan. Long's bond was revoked pending the sentencing hearing and he is being held at the Blount County Jail, according to the clerk's office.

Long, of Maryville, originally was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated burglary in the Sept. 10, 2009, death of 57-year-old Janas Long in her Cerritos Way apartment in Alcoa.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday's News Sentinel.

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