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Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against Taybronne White

Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against Taybronne White

A circuit court judge has refused to dismiss a high-profile murder case in Greene County. The lawyers who represent Taybronne Altereik White had asked Judge Dan Bouton to toss out first-degree murder charges. They have argued the right to due process was compromised when a onetime Greene County sheriff’s employee stole cash that had been seized as evidence in the White case. Bouton ruled the issues surrounding James Shifflett, who has already pleaded guilty to embezzlement, have not corrupted the Commonwealth’s case. White (pictured) is accused of murdering Charlottesville area residents Brian Robert Daniels, Dustin Tyler Knighton, and Lisa Hwang in May 2011, and leaving their bodies on Octonia Road near Stanardsville. The 28-year-old White is scheduled to face a jury trial in late September.