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Greene County Triple Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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The man accused of murdering three people in Greene County says he didn't do it.   

Taybronne White, 27, pleaded not guilty to more than 10 felony charges Friday morning, but no longer faces the death penalty. White's list of charges was cut short when prosecutors dropped the capital murder charge.

The triple murder case against White is now moving forward after a long stall. His arraignment was pushed back almost a year in order to give doctors more time to complete a mental health evaluation.  Prosecutors say those results show White cannot face the death penalty, leaving them no choice but to drop the capital murder charge.

White pleaded not guilty to 11 felony counts in Greene County Circuit Court Friday. The judge told White that because there were so many charges against him, he could stay seated while they were read.

Investigators say White shot and killed Brian Lee Daniels, Dustin Knighton, and Lisa Hwang in May 2011. Their bodies were found in the middle of Octonia Road in Stanardsville. Police say White killed them after a home invasion and robbery on Ford Avenue, just over a mile away.

In court, defense attorneys also talked motions outlining costs for DNA, mental health, fingerprint, and firearms experts that would help develop their case.    

White will face a jury on September 24.  The court has set aside three weeks for the trial. The commonwealth says they will probably need close to two weeks just to present their case.

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