DESOTO COUNTY, MS (abc24.com) - He's the former Memphis Police homicide detective charged with murdering his wife. The trial of Brooks Kelton Green starts next month.
For almost two years, Green has maintained he's innocent. Now, in two weeks, the ex-cop's fate will be up to a jury. The case goes to court June 18th.
"It's our belief he was targeted from the first minute he made the call. We take issue with that," says his lawyer, Steve Farese. "It will be the job of the state to prove their theory of the case. It's purely circumstantial."
Charlotte was Green's wife of 52 years. The 70-year-old was killed after bullets were shot through the window of her Nesbit, Mississippi home in August 2010. At the time, Green told investigators he was sleeping.
"He doesn't know what happened," Farese tells abc24.com. "He knows that his wife was murdered while he was in bed. That's all he knows."
DeSoto County investigators believe he knows much more. Deputies charged the former MPD detective with one count of murder in April 2011, 8 months after Charlotte's death.
"We have all the evidence we need to go forward with this case," Sheriff Bill Rasco said right after Green's arrest.
"I don't know what proof or information they have but it's not computing for any of us," family friend Rick Moore said at the time.
The high profile case is expected to draw a crowd.
"It would be because it's so unusual. Something like this, some kind of random act is always bothersome for the community. You have to go with the people that know him best. That's what we intend to do."
The trial is expected to last four or five days. Green has been out of jail on bond since last April.