As the trial for Taybronne White, accused of murdering three people in 2011, continues, the actions of the Greene County Sheriff's Office have been called into question. But just how damaging could those actions be to the prosecution's case?
Those actions include accusations of evidence tampering and, most recently, missing DNA in the case - both things that may end up working in favor of the defense.
NBC29's legal analyst, Lloyd Snook, said, "It will allow the defense lawyers to say to the jury, ‘They messed this up. What else might they have messed up?'"
That's a question being asked a lot at White's trial. It stems from missing DNA and what the defense calls evidence tampering. Snook says these two pieces of the puzzle could damage the prosecution's case.
"Anytime you can damage the jury's confidence in the prosecution, in the police work and the Sheriff's Office work, it's good for the defense," Snook said.