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Terri Green indicted again on charges related to shooting death


Terri Janiece Green, formerly of Petrolia, has been indicted again on two counts of tampering or fabricating physical evidence in the August 2007 shooting death of Jose Ramirez at a home on FM 2332.

Terri Janiece Green

Terri Janiece Green

The indictment was handed down Aug. 19, but could not be released until bond was set, said Dan Slagle, clerk for the 97th District Court of Clay County.

Green is accused of destroying evidence — blood — located inside the house after Justin Green killed Ramirez in an attempt to cover up the death. She is also accused of failing to notify police of Ramirez’s death and withholding information about the location of a grave where Green buried Ramirez.

The August murder trial of Justin Green resulted in a hung jury after the defendant testified to shooting Ramirez in self-defense.

Terri Green and Justin Green continued to live in the house until February 2009, at which point they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Ramirez’s body was discovered in a shallow grave near the back of the property by investigators acting on a tip.

Terri Green and Justin Green were extradited in March 2012, following a February indicted.

The charges of tampering or fabricating physical evidence in the original indictment were dropped when the new indictment was handed down by a Clay County grand jury.

Tampering or fabricating physical evidence is a third-degree felony. Bond was set at $100,000.

Brittany Green, Terri Green’s daughter, and Stephanie Corral, a family friend, also face charges of tampering or fabricating physical evidence.


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