Jury selection begins in murder retrial in Warren County

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Jury selection began this morning in the second trial of Freddie Green, 43, of Lebanon, charged in the case stemming from the shooting death of his father, Sidney Green, 64, on Dec. 2.

Jury selection began this morning in the second trial of a Lebanon man charged with murdering his father last December.

Freddie Green, 43, of Lebanon is charged in the case stemming from the shooting death of Sidney Green, 64, on Dec. 2.

Last Monday, Warren County prosecutors dropped two of four charges pending against Green, but he still faces counts of murder and felonious assault.

The trial is again scheduled for four days in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Taking the stand on July 25, Green admitted he drove to Dayton for heroin during four hours he waited before calling 911.

But Green, who turned 43 on Oct. 2, maintained that he acted in self defense after taking away his father’s 9mm handgun in a bedroom of a rented duplex they shared in Lebanon.

The first trial began in a mistrial on July 27 in Warren County Common Pleas Court, when the jury was unable to reach a verdict after 15 hours of deliberation.

Green’s lawyer, Jeff Richards, called for a bond reduction, but Green remained in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bond.

During the first trial, Green testified he meant to shoot his father in the shoulder.

There were no other witnesses to the fatal shooting.

Sidney Green died from a single gunshot wound in the back of the head, fired from two to three feet away, according to evidence presented during the first trial.

He was one of six victims of deadly domestic violence in the last half of 2016 in Warren County. Two cases ended as homicide-suicides involving both spouses.

The other survivor, Mercedes Robb, 35, of Turtlecreek Twp. is serving 25 years to life in prison for murdering her ex-husband in November 2016 as their children slept.

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