Former Memphis detective faces June trial in wife's death

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) -- The trial of a former Memphis police homicide detective, charged with allegedly killing his wife two years ago as she sat at a computer in their DeSoto County home, is set to start next month.

Seventy-two-year-old Brooks Kelton Green of Nesbit has been free on a $75,000 bond since he was arrested and charged with one count of murder last year. He will stand trial on June 18 for the Aug. 8, 2010, slaying of 70-year-old Charlotte Green.

Authorities say multiple shots were fired through a window from outside the couple's Nesbit home.

Police tell The Commercial Appeal Brooks Green told investigators with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department that the night his wife was killed, he was asleep and awakened by her screams.


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