Trial date set for man accused of murder in Elliston woman’s death

He is expected in court in August, court records show

FILE PHOTO: James Stallard has been charged in the death of an Elliston woman. (Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office). (WSLS)

ELLISTON, Va. – A trial date has been set for a man who is accused of murder in an Elliston woman’s death.

James Stallard is expected in the Montgomery County Circuit Court for a jury trial on August 16 at 9 a.m., according to court records.

Stallard is facing now a first-degree murder charge in connection with the incident that left 44-year-old Crystal Hannah dead. He was originally charged with second-degree murder, as we previously reported.

In 2022, Hannah was reported missing, and later in the investigation, authorities found her remains in the 2600 block of Northfolk Road in Elliston.

10 News will have updates online and on-air when a verdict is reached.

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