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Evidence presented during a two-week trial was not sufficient to convict Ligonier podiatrist Karl Long of the third-degree murder of his wife, his attorney argued Tuesday.
Defense attorney Bruce Antkowiak asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court to overturn Long's conviction, saying it was against the weight of the evidence.
Long, 45, was convicted in August 2002 for suffocating his 40-year-old wife, Elaine, in a bedroom of the family's Ligonier Borough home on Oct. 3, 1999. Prosecutors contended Long used a dry-cleaning bag or forced her face into a mattress to deprive his wife of oxygen