Man accused of killing aunt, uncle locked up in Brevard jail

James Green, 31, was extradited back to Brevard County from Pooler, Georgia

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man who was arrested in Georgia is now locked up in Brevard County after he confessed to shooting and killing his aunt and uncle inside their home, according to Melbourne police.

James Green, 31, was extradited back to Brevard County from Pooler, Georgia and booked into the Brevard County lock-up on Tuesday.

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Green was arrested in Georiga on Aug. 16 after he turned up at First Baptist Church of Pooler asking to speak with the pastor and acting irrationally, according to investigators.

Police there said they found a gun in the SUV Green was driving, which was registered to his uncle, Alford Baker. This prompted the officers in Georgia to request a well-being check at Alford Baker’s home, 1052 Tanglewood Lane, records show. Green was taken into custody at the time on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Melbourne police said they responded to the home and found Alford Baker, 63, and his sister Teresa, 61, dead inside. The medical examiner said that both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including several to their heads.

A brother and sister have been identified as the victims in a double homicide in Melbourne and their nephew has been named as a person of interest in the investigation, according to police.

A Melbourne detective went to Georgia to question Green. Police said the man claimed he had originally planned to shoot himself at the home on Tanglewood Lane but ultimately shot his aunt and uncle before taking Alford Baker’s SUV and driving north on Interstate 95 until he wound up in Pooler.

Green now faces 2 counts of first-degree murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

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