FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man convicted of First-Degree Murder in late August will see sentencing on Monday as confirmed by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County.
According to Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr., Douglas J. Greene, 43 of Robson, will go before Judge Thomas H. Ewing for sentencing for the crime of First-Degree Murder on Monday, November 7, 2022.
The sentence pertains to the shooting murder of Craig Anthony Cottle, which occurred at 94 Carver Street in Robson on February 18, 2021.
Greene saw trial for the murder – to which he reportedly confessed to authorities at the scene – in late August, with the conclusion of the three-day jury trail having been reached on August 24, 2022.
Greene advised authorities who had responded to the shooting that he had shot and killed his neighbor, Craig Anthony Cottle, after the two had gotten into an argument while drinking together.
Though Greene claimed to have killed Cottle in self-defense, his statements appeared inconsistent with the events which had occurred.
It is believed that Greene had shot Cottle in an act of retribution for the destruction of his camper by fire, for which the former had reportedly blamed the latter.
Greene is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11:00am before Judge Thomas H. Ewing for the crime of First-Degree Murder.
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