Children charged in father's murder


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ABC11 Eyewitness News has learned that authorities have charged 17-year-old Alexis Green and 15-year-old David Green, III with their father's murder, in juvenile petitions.

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.

An arrest warrant suggests authorities now believe the crime happened sometime in mid-January of 2009.

Within hours of finding him, authorities arrested the teens' mother, Green's live-in girlfriend 41-year-old Wendy Edmond Green, and charged her with Green's murder. She is also now facing a felony conspiracy charge.

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 Jr.'s 15-year-old son was in St. Paul, Minnesota living with a friend. He was later transported back to Raleigh and questioned by authorities.

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

The warrants also revealed authorities are seeking financial information related to credit cards belonging to the victim -- items that were allegedly found inside Wendy's purse when she was arrested in Lumberton. Two cell phones were also found inside her purse.

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.

Wendy, Alexis and David Green III are currently in custody. Green's murder is still under investigation.

His brother tells ABC11 the family is devastated by what's happened and declined to comment on the arrests Monday.

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