Limestone County man found guilty of manslaughter for wife's death

Thomas Green

He shot her in the chest in 2018.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 1:27 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2021 3:52 PM

A Limestone County man was found guilty on Friday of manslaughter for his wife's death.

According to Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones, a jury found Thomas Green, 35, guilty Friday afternoon.

He shot his wife, Cheryl Holt, in the chest in January 2018. It happened in the 2000 block of Levert Avenue.

According to police, at the time of the shooting, Green told officers that it was an accident.

Closing arguments started Friday at 9 a.m. The trial was cut short Thursday due to the severe weather threat.

Statement from Limestone County DA Brian Jones:

A jury of 10 men and two women found Thomas Green guilty of Manslaughter after an hour & ½ of deliberation. Sentencing June 2. Range of punishment is 10-20. Case was prosecuted by Kristen Clemmons and Bill Lisenby.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome in this case. I am very grateful to this jury for their service and for the individuals who appeared for jury duty. This jury was extremely attentive, took lots of notes, and undertook their duty with a great deal of resolve. Hopefully after sentencing, the family can put this behind them and continue the healing process."

"I want to commend Kristen Clemmons and Bill Lisenby for this conviction. Their hard work and preparation were very evident in their presentation to this jury."

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