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Eyewitness testifies in Robert Long murder trial

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - An emotional day at the Robert Long murder trial at the Comanche County Courthouse as the family of Johnny Allen listened to a key witness detail the events the day Allen died, as the prosecution showed crime scene photos of Allen's lifeless body. 

Long is charged with first-degree murder for the 2014 shooting death of Allen at a Lawton motel. Testimony began today with Dewayne Enox, the man who was in the motel when Allen was shot and killed.

Wednesday he took the stand to tell the jury about a day that started just like any other day, as they were just relaxing in a motel room while in Lawton for work. He said he saw a masked man with a gun come into the room and, before he knew it, his friend was on the ground covered in blood.
He said when the man walked in he was telling them to get down. When he got close to Allen, Allen grabbed the barrel of the gun and wrestled with the man before being shot several times. The man then ran off.

Then, Sergeant Christopher Adamson testified that a description of the man went out and matched that of a man named Jackie Duncan, who police believed had committed several robberies in the area at that time. That caused them to go to the house of Robert Long, who was a known associate of Duncan’s. Adamson said when they arrived, Long fled but ultimately was caught. His home was searched and they found a pair of orange and black shoes that had blood on the soles.

Lawton Police Department detective David Schucker also testified that he arrived on the scene, observed the blood, took pictures of the blood and collected the shoes. They also collected a pair of sweatpants that Long was wearing when he was arrested that Schucker said he observed to also have blood on them. The shoes and swabs of blood from the pants were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for testing.

Barbara Wells with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was the last witness of the day Wednesday and testified that she had done the testing on both the shoes and the swabs from the pants. She testified that there was blood on the shoes and that it did match Allen’s blood. She also said that Long’s skin cells were on tongue of the shoe.

The defense is expected to begin calling witnesses Thursday before closing statements and the trial being handed over to the jury. This case was previously tried in January but resulted in a mistrial because of a hung jury.

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