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Arraignment for Greene County Triple Murder Suspect Postponed

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Trial for the man accused of a triple murder in Greene County has been pushed back again Tuesday.  Taybronne White will not be arraigned until next year.

White appeared in court Tuesday morning, but nothing happened.  The last two hearings scheduled for White were also postponed due to new motions in the case, and now both the prosecutors and defense are asking for more time once again.

White faces 13 charges, including two counts of capital murder.  If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Investigators say White shot Brian Lee Daniels, Dustin Knighton and Lisa Hwang in Stanardsville in May 2011.  Their bodies were found in the middle of Octonia Road following a home invasion and robbery on Ford Avenue.

Both the commonwealth's and defense attorneys agreed that White's arraignment should be pushed back, mostly to give a doctor more time to do a mental health evaluation.

The judge said both sides have cooperated and been very professional. He said he didn't want to rush a trial date, only to have to postpone it, so he'd rather give each side enough time to prepare.

The lawyers will have until January 11 to file new motions in the case.  The arraignment date is now set for Friday February 1 at 9:30 a.m.

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