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Children to be tried as adults in Wake man's death

Posted December 21, 2010 9:58 a.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2011 9:59 a.m. EST

— The children of a Wake County man discovered dead in the freezer of his home in October will be tried as adults in his death, authorities said Tuesday.

The decapitated 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 children Alexis Morgan Green, 17, and David Ruben Green III, 15, have each been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Wake County Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings said that Alexis Green and David Green III have been bonded over to adult court and that their cases would be heard by the next grand jury.

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.