Two Suspects in Murder Case Make First Court Appearance

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. -- Two men, charged in connection with killing Ben Graessle, appeared in Rockingham County General District Court on Friday. You can read the full story of that shooting here: Late Night Murder Has Police Searching For Answers

Dallas Chaplin is charged with first degree murder and using a gun in a felony. He's being held at the Rockingham County Jail, but on Friday, he told the judge he wants to move to Middle River Regional Jail to be closer to family. That change would be up to the county's sheriff.

Givi Dudunia is also charged in the case with being an accessory after the fact of a homicide and an accessory in using a gun in a felony. A judge denied Dudunia bond on Friday.

Police said they believe they've found the gun used to kill Graessle at Dudunia's home in Staunton.


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