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Sources: Children charged in Raleigh man's death

Posted October 25, 2010

— Two teens were charged Monday with helping their mother kill their father, whose body was found three weeks ago in a freezer in the family's Ray Road home, sources told WRAL News.

Wake County deputies found the body of David Ruben Green Jr., 52, on Oct. 6 in a search of his home.

Wendy Edmond Green, 41, his long-time live-in girlfriend, was initially charged with murder in the case. On Monday, she also was charged with felony conspiracy.

The conspiracy warrant states that "she did conspire with two other persons to commit felony murder." The names of her alleged co-conspirators were not released.

Two juveniles were also charged Monday with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, according to complaints filed in juvenile court.

WRAL News has learned that the juveniles charged are Wendy and David Green's two children, daughter Alexis Green, 17, and son David Ruben Green III, 15.

Man in freezer was decapitated Family members charged with man's death

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said David Green’s brother reported him missing on Sept. 1 and that authorities walked through the home six days later. When an investigator and a crime scene technician returned to the home for an extensive search on Oct. 6, they opened the freezer and found the body.

Several sources told WRAL News that David Green Jr. had been decapitated. A preliminary autopsy report found the cause of death to be severe head trauma, Harrison said.

Neighbors said they thought they last saw Green in April, but search warrants indicate the body might have been in the freezer much longer.

The conspiracy warrant against Wendy Green states the crime occurred between Jan. 18, 2009, and Jan. 23, 2009.


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  • edhamberger Oct 26, 2010

    I hope all three get the death penalty!!!

  • serious Oct 26, 2010


  • sillywabbitthepatriot Oct 26, 2010

    A rational abuse victim might kill their abuser and notify authorties afterwards.

    I'll not defend these three individuals for killing this man, removing his head so he would fit in a freezer and leave him there and live in the house with him in the freezer for months regardless of how bad he "might" have been.

    No sane/innocent person would do that IMO.

  • serious Oct 26, 2010

    brttnkll-exactly! they planned to do this.

  • serious Oct 26, 2010

    connie2006- I noticed that too and was wondering if it was a typo?

  • packalum09 Oct 26, 2010

    The mother was charged with "felony conspiracy" and the kids with "conspiracy to commit murder." So if you were not being abused, and therefore not defending yourself, at the time that you killed him, can you really claim self-defense?

  • connie2006 Oct 26, 2010

    The conspiracy warrant against Wendy Green states the crime occurred between Jan. 18, 2009, and Jan. 23, 2009.

    Are they stating that this could have happened more than 1 1/2 years ago. (says 2009)

  • danunger Oct 26, 2010

    If the law dealt harshly with abusers, those being abused would not be so hesitant on seeking help, thereby not being prone to take matters into their own hands. We have the laws, just nobody with stones enough to enforce them.

  • awheywego Oct 26, 2010

    Good points about marriage and NC. Also, the picture used in the story was a mug shot.

  • serious Oct 26, 2010

    alspjill- I definitely can understand that but it still doesn't excuse the way they went about hiding his remains. Self defense ended when he was dead. The rest is just crazy.