Children indicted in father's murder

David Green (Picture provided by the Green family)

January 5, 2011 10:47:01 AM PST
A grand jury has indicted 17-year-old Alexis Green and 15-year-old David Green, III on first-degree murder and conspiracy charges in the death of their father.

Officers discovered 51-year-old David Green Jr.'s body dismembered and stuffed in a freezer inside his home on Ray Road on October 6. He was reported missing on Sept. 1.

Within hours of finding him, authorities arrested the teen's mother: Green's live-in girlfriend, 41-year-old Wendy Edmond Green, and charged her with Green's murder.

Wendy Green had apparently moved out of the house on Ray Road sometime after Green was last seen.

Alexis Green was in the Wake County Jail when her father's body was found. She's serving time for a burglary and failure to appear in court.

David Green III was in St. Paul, Minnesota living with a friend. He was later brought back to Raleigh.

Earlier warrants released in the case revealed detectives suspect David Green, Jr. may have died of severe injuries from unknown cutting instruments.

Authorities say the Greens had domestic and custody issues in the past, including an assault on Wendy Green in 2007. David Green, Jr. was arrested and charged in that incident. Court documents show Wendy sued for custody of the children and David Green Jr. wanted his name added to his daughter's birth certificate.

Alexis and David Green III are due back in court the week of February 17.

Officials said Wendy Green could face the death penalty in the case, but, because both teens were under 18 when authorities believe the murder occurred, they will not be charged capitally.

Although authorities have said all three played active roles in the planning and commission of the murder, they have not given a motive for the alleged crime.

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