An accused killer in court on Tuesday admitted waiting four hours, during which time he drove to Dayton for heroin, before calling 911 for help for the victim, his father.
Freddie Green, 42, took the witness stand during the second day of his trial on murder and felonious assault charges in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
“You had all the time in the world,” Assistant County Prosecutor Steven Knippen said during cross examination. “You let him die on the bedroom floor.”
Green admitted this and driving to the Dayton area for heroin Dec. 2 before calling 911. He said he planned to commit suicide with the drugs.
Green said he was unsure what to do after shooting his father out of fear he would pull out another gun after they struggled on Dec. 2 in the bedroom of a home they shared in Lebanon.
“My father was known to have multiple weapons,” he said. “The possibility was there.”
A syringe containing the illegal drugs was found in the kitchen when police arrived on Dec. 2 to find Sidney Green, 64, dead in the bedroom from a single gunshot to the back of his head.
If convicted, Freddie Green faces up to 15 years to life in prison.
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When he did call 911, Green said, “I took it from him. I fired and I shot him,” he said. “I took the gun from him. He said something about grabbing another gun, so I fired.”
Under questioning Tuesday from lawyer Jeff Richards, Green answered, “Absolutely,” when asked if he still believed he had done the right thing.
His father was one of six victims of deadly domestic violence in the last half of 2016 in Warren County.
The jury is expected to begin deliberating on Wednesday.
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