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Children indicted in death of father found in freezer

Posted January 5, 2011

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— A Wake County grand jury on Wednesday indicted two teenage children in the death of their father, whose decapitated body was found in the freezer of his Raleigh home in October.

The body of David Ruben Green Jr., 52, was found Oct. 6 in a freezer at his Ray Road home, more than a month after he had been reported missing.

Search warrants filed in the case indicate that he might have been dead since January 2009.

Green’s long-time girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, and their children, Alexis Morgan Green, 17, and David Ruben Green III, 15, have each been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The children will be tried as adults in his death, authorities said. Because they were under 18 at the time of the crime, however, they cannot face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors haven't said whether they plan to seek the death penalty against Wendy Green.

Investigators said in one search warrant application that the teens gave similar statements that implicate themselves and their mother “as having played active roles in the planning and commission of the murder as well as cleaning up the crime scene in an effort to conceal the crime.”

Authorities haven’t offered a motive for the killing but indicated in other search warrants that Wendy Green used her boyfriend’s credit cards and asked his family for money.

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  • hunt36 Jan 5, 2011

    ANYONE NOTICE THAT SHE WAS WHITE?? NOW WHY IS ANYONE EVEN TRYING TO CALL RACE?? PEOPLE GROW UP!!!!

  • hunt36 Jan 5, 2011

    HARDWORK 919 i THINK YOU HAVE IT BACKWARDS. THAT IS THE SAYING A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO USE THE RACE CARD USE AND IT IS USUALLY HTE SAME ONES. NOW SIT BACK AND THINK ABOUT WHO MIGHT BE THE MINORITY NOW- NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE THAT'S FOR SURE AND IF YOU THINK IT IS YOU ARE SITTING IN THE DARK!!

  • hunt36 Jan 5, 2011

    kilquian you ever notice that only the lines are different colors?? The rest of it is BLACK!

  • wildcat Jan 5, 2011

    What children would take part in the killing of their own father. Pray for these children.

  • lilrednekgrl Jan 5, 2011

    Long term Girlfriend????? HER last name is Green Also may just a coincidence.

  • cathyem44 Jan 5, 2011

    death penalty, what is that ???????????????

  • Cricket at the lake Jan 5, 2011

    Doesn't the "Mother" hold more guilt here, surely she corrupted them into this tragic mess, they were just kids. Very sorry for the fate this man suffered.

  • Thought Criminal WS Jan 5, 2011

    The victim's race has nothing to do with the tasteless humor found here; I do believe you'd find crude comments like this regardless.

    On a side note, I am never surprised when someone looks for racism and FINDS it. I've a coke can you can look in the bottom of, I'm sure you'll find some there besides the conspiracy theories.

    Now that I think about it, there's a WHITE line on the road, someone sue the DOT as it's clearly racism intended to segregate minorities!

  • usmalenurse Jan 5, 2011

    "I hate to be the one to pull the race card because I hate when it's pulled for no reason..." --hardwork919

    Give me a break......Nothing funny at all about someone being dismembered and stuffed in a freezer and also nothing funny about trying to inject race into an issue that has nothing to do with race at all.

  • Blessed and Highly Favored Jan 5, 2011

    hardwork919 i agree with you. I posted something earlier and Iguess it didnt make it. But you are so right..Im just saying!!

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