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Judge orders new trial after missing cellphone surfaces (access required)

A once-missing cellphone and the questions it raised about the credibility of an alleged assault victim led a Stafford County circuit judge to overturn a jury’s guilty verdicts and its recommended 35-year sentence this month. The judge ordered a new trial, but the state’s case now may be hampered by evidence that surfaced about the handling ...