Man charged with murder of Navy wife in Va. Beach

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Posted on November 4, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 4 at 7:00 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- The neighbor of a woman killed in her Va. Beach apartment is charged with murder.

Robert Sadler, 21, is accused of killing 24-year-old Shana R. Hight, who was found dead in her WaterFront Apartments home around 11:45 a.m. on September 13.

Hight's husband was deployed on USS Harry S. Truman at the time.

In an interview with 13News two days after her death, Sadler said, "She always had a smile on her face, but I didn't really know her that well."

Investigators, with assistance from NCIS, developed Sadler as a suspect for an unrelated crime and contacted Virginia Beach Police.   Sadler was arrested Wednesday night at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth on a charge of first degree murder. 

Sadler is being held at the Virginia Beach jail without bond. His next court appearance will be on December 17th.

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