Terri Janiece Green, 49, and daughter Brittany Jan Green, 26, have been released on bonds posted Monday following a bond reduction hearing.
Both are accused of tampering with physical evidence following a murder at a home south of Petrolia in October 2007. Terri Green’s son, Justin Wayne Green, 30, is believed to have killed Jose Ramirez, an El Centro, Calif., man who had been stationed at Fort Sill, Okla.
Terri Green’s bond was reduced from $250,000 to $100,000. Brittany Green’s bond was reduced from $150,000 to $100,000.
District Attorney Jack McGaughey said the defense argued that the original bonds were out of reach for the defendants, and asked for bonds to be reduced to $25,000 each. 97th District Judge Roger Towery reduced the amounts to within range, said McGaughey.
Stephanie Heaston-Corral, 25, of Iowa Park, posted bond not long after her arrest. Investigators believe Heaston-Corral, a family friend, assisted in cleaning up the murder scene. She also face charges of tampering with physical evidence.
Justin Green remains in the Clay County Jail with bond set at $1 million.
Green is accused of shooting Ramirez to death in a bedroom of the home, located on FM 2332. Investigators believe that after Green killed Ramirez, he called his mother at her place of employment and asker for help in removing the body. Terri Green then called daughter Brittany Green, who asked Heaston-Corral for a ride from Wichita
Falls to the residence.
Terri Green lived at the residence during the time of the murder. Sometime after Ramirez was killed, Terri Green, Justin Green and Brittany Green moved to Phoenix, Ariz. At the time of her arrest in early February, Brittany Green had since returned to the Wichita Falls area, while her mother and brother remained in Phoenix, where they were arrested Feb. 10.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a possible murder at the residence on a tip. A search warrant for the home was executed Feb. 7. Ramirez’s body was discovered nearby in a shallow grave Feb. 8.