Justin Green Murder Trial to Begin Monday

Published 05/18 2014 05:38PM

Updated 05/18 2014 05:40PM

Jury selection is expected to begin in Fort Worth tomorrow in the re-trial of a former Petrolia man accused of fatally shooting another man and burying his body.

Justin Green is accused of the murder of his roommate and fellow Iraq war veteran Jose Ramirez.

The case first went to trial in August.

A mistrial was declared when jurors couldn't make a unanimous decision on the verdict.

Prosecutors say it was moved to Fort Worth in hopes of finding a jury that hasn't heard about the case.

Authorities say Green shot Ramirez in a home outside Petrolia in 2007 then buried him in a shallow grave.

Ramirez's body was found on the property five years later after authorities received a tip.

Green claims he shot Ramirez in self defense when Ramirez was reaching for a gun during an argument.

Green's sister, mother, and another woman were also arrested in connection with tampering with evidence and assisting in covering up the death.

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