Gary Green was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murder of a police officer. According to court documents Gary Green was driving a stolen vehicle when he was pulled over by Upton County deputy Billy “Bubba” Kennedy. When the Deputy approached the vehicle Gary Green would open fire, striking and killing the Officer. Gary Green would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Gary Green 2021 Information
|Name||Gary David Green|
|Date of Birth||01/14/1963|
|Age (when Received)||56|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12|
|Date of Offense||10/02/2013|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||50|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||0′ 0″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||000|
Gary Green More News
A Nueces County jury convicted a man in the 2013 fatal shooting of a West Texas sheriff’s deputy.
The jury found Gary David Green guilty of capital murder Monday in connection with the death of Upton County deputy Billy “Bubba” Kennedy, court records show.
Green, who is now facing the death penalty, was arrested in October 2013 after a shootout at a McCamey convenience store, according to the Associated Press.
The trial was moved from West Texas to South Texas because of a change of venue.
McCamey — which is in Upton County and has a population of around 2,000 people — is about 50 miles south of Odessa.
After weeks of jury selection, testimony began last week before visiting judge Tessa Herr. The jury returned a verdict in less than half an hour, according to a court official.
The trial’s punishment phase is expected to start Wednesday. In Texas, capital murder is punishable by either life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
According to a news article from the Odessa American, Green’s credit card was declined at the convenience store and he demanded free gas.
He was approached by Kennedy and another deputy, who ran a check on the truck’s license plate, the article states. The truck has been reported stolen. When Kennedy went up to the vehicle’s driver-side door, he unfastened his gun from its holster.
Green opened the door and fired at the deputy, the report states. Both officers reportedly returned fire, it states.
Last week, the clerk who worked that night described seeing Green’s vehicle parked outside store and said he came in and tried to buy some items and gas. But his card didn’t work and he tried to bribe her into giving him the items, she said.
The woman said she thought he was having a rough night and was just an upset customer when he mentioned that he didn’t want anyone to die.
He took some items she gave him through a store program and left behind a debit card with his name – Gary Green.
She said she later heard gunshots and saw Kennedy on the ground.