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A Pennsylvania man is set to stand trial in the slaying of a Virginia Beach woman more than two decades ago.
The Virginian-Pilot reports trial for 48-year-old Robert William Malick of Erie, Pennsylvania, begins Tuesday. Malick is charged with second-degree murder, rape and forcible sodomy in the 1990 death of 17-year-old Joan Schoppaul.
Schoppaul's body was found on Dec. 5, 1990, in a dumpster behind a former supermarket. The body was wrapped in a sleeping bag. She was last seen the previous morning.
At that time, Malick was serving in the Navy as a petty officer second class. He was arrested in December 2014 after Virginia Beach police announced that cold-case detectives had uncovered fingerprint evidence linking Malick to her killing.