Sources: Children charged in Raleigh man's death
Posted October 25, 2010 3:15 p.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2010 10:49 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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.