Attempted murder of state trooper conviction upheld

Published 8:45 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction of a Perry County woman last week for the attempted murder of an Alabama State Trooper in 2014.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Steven T. Marshall’s office late last week. Green was convicted in December 2014 after she was found guilty for a 2013 attempted murder charge in Perry County Circuit Court.

After she was sentenced to 30 years in prison, she attempted to appeal the conviction. The Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section handled the case during the process and argued for the court to maintain the attempted murder conviction.

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Green was arrested in 2013 after she fired a “high-powered, scoped bolt-action rifle” at a trooper who was part of a tactical team executing a search warrant at her home. According to the Attorney General’s office, Green told officers, “If I knew how to work that gun, I would have shot y’all up.”

The warrant was related to the investigation of Green allegedly plotting to kill a Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge and a special agent in the Attorney General’s office.

Green and her mother, Marie Billingsley were charged for two separate alleged plots to kill the judge and agent. According to a previous Times-Journal report, Billingsley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit assault, and Green was found not guilty after a witness changed his testimony in the case.

Green was sentenced in 2015 to 30 years in prison for the attempted murder charge. She was sentenced by First Judicial Circuit Judge Robert C. Montgomery, who was a special appointed judge, at the Dallas County Courthouse.

She is currently serving her sentence at Tutwiler in Elmore County, according to Alabama Department of Corrections inmate database.

She has served three years and seven months, and her minimum release date is set for Sept. 1, 2043.