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Green pleads guilty in infant stepson's death

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BECKLEY (WVVA) – A Raleigh County man has pleaded guilty in the death of his stepson.

24-year-old James Green of Fairdale entered the plea in Raleigh County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Green had been charged with first-degree murder of the two-year-old child.

Green faces life in prison, with the eligibility of parole in 15 years. He will be sentenced on Jan. 14, 2014.

As reported in court Tuesday, Green and his wife, Brandy Smallwood, and were both under the influence of drugs on the evening on Friday, Feb. 8, when Smallwood left green alone with her twin sons.

Investigators say Green admitted to beating both 2-year-olds leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

Smallwood was also arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in death. She is expected to go to trial in November.


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