A Lebanon man charged with murdering his father in December is to stand trial for the second time next week.
Today Warren County prosecutors dropped two of four charges pending against Freddie Green, 42, of Lebanon in the case stemming from the shooting death of Sidney Green, 64, on Dec. 2.
Taking the stand on July 25, Green admitted he drove to Dayton for heroin during four hours he waited before calling 911.
But Green maintained that he acted in self defense after taking away his father’s 9mm handgun in a bedroom of a rented duplex they shared in Lebanon.
The son still faces counts of murder and felonious assault in a case that ended in a mistrial on July 27 in Warren County Common Pleas Court, when the jury was unable to reach a verdict after 15 hours of deliberation.
Judge Timothy Tepe said he would begin picking the jury Monday, Oct. 23 in the trial, scheduled for four days.
Green’s lawyer, Jeff Richards, called for another bond reduction, but Green remained in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bond.
His father was the fifth victim of deadly domestic violence during the last half of 2016 in Warren County.