A George Soros-backed prosecutor in Virginia reportedly wrongly released a murder suspect who then had to be arrested the next day after he tried to escape to Georgia.
Stone Colburn, 25, was charged with second-degree murder in general district court on Thursday by the office of Loudoun County prosecutor Buta Biberaj (D.), who was accused of stabbing his brother’s fiancée to death last year.
Biberaj’s office withdrew the charges in an attempt to convince the Loudoun County Circuit Court that Colburn was mentally competent to stand trial.
Biberaj said that the district court was about to put him in a mental facility.
But, according to attorneys, one of Biberaj’s deputies failed to obtain the new charges cleared by a court before dropping the previous ones, forcing the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to release Colburn.
Colburn fled town following his parole and had traveled almost 600 miles before being caught by authorities in Chatham County, Georgia, on Friday.
Biberaj, along with Fairfax County’s Steve Descano (D.) and Arlington County’s Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, is one of three progressive prosecutors who took office in Northern Virginia in 2020.
In July 2021, Colburn was accused of the murder of Natalie Crow, his brother’s girlfriend.
The murder occurred in front of the couple’s nine-month-old daughter in their Round Hill, Virginia, home.
According to Kersey, Biberaj’s office ended up mishandling Colburn’s transfer, failing to get an arrest warrant to hold the defendant on Thursday because it employed a “information” charge rather than an indictment.
After Colburn departed the state, Biberaj’s office filed another charge on Friday to get an arrest warrant for him.
Biberaj told the Free Beacon that her agency had submitted the order that should have detained Colburn on Thursday.
However, other attorneys pointed out that the document she was referring to was a transit order, not an arrest order, which would have kept the prisoner in custody.
A judge never signed an arrest warrant issued on the same day, Oct. 6.
In a news statement, Biberaj stated that her office issued Colburn with the fresh indictment charge in order to hold him in jail upon his arrival on Thursday.
However, according to a news statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, prosecutors didn’t file the new charges until the next day.
Soros’ Justice and Public Safety PAC contributed more than $500,000 to both Descano and Biberaj in support of their political campaigns.