Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler’s courtroom was packed Tuesday as the three public defenders — appointed to represent three Danville residents charged in connection with a death — reported being satisfied that the commonwealth had produced all the evidence required by the discovery process.
The three defendants are charged in connection with the death of Michael Dean Begley Jr., 27, of Richmond and are scheduled for another status conference on March 6.
Begley’s girlfriend, Gina Priest, 41, and Melissa Jean Luna, 28, both of 103 Aldridge Lane, are charged with tampering with physical evidence. Luna petitioned the court to add “AKA¿White” to her official records as she said she married co-defendant Jordan Montez White, 24, of 418 Adams St. in December. White is charged with reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence in the death.
Priest and Luna are free on bond. White remains in the Boyle County Detention Center.
Begley was found dead the day after Thanksgiving along Taylor Road east of Danville.