Jack Greene was convicted of not only shooting his own brother Tommy Greene 5 times, and kidnapping his niece, but also killing Sidney Burnett on July 23, 1991.
Jack Greene shot his brother, Turner “Tommy” Greene, stole his car and kidnapped his 16 year old niece. Before Tommy died, he identified Jack as his assailant. Immediately after shooting his brother, Jack left for Arkanasas where a couple days later, he invaded the Burnett home looking for Ms. Burnett. He found Mr. Burnett there and subsequently bound his hands and feet, attacked him with a can of hominy, tortured, and stabbed Mr. Burnett twice. He then stole Mr. Burnett’s truck and ran to Oklahoma. He was later arrested and had the .25-caliber handgun that was used in both murders.
Jack Greene was tried and convicted of killing Sidney Burnett in 1992 and sentenced to death in Arkansas.
His current execution date is 11/9/17.
For the murder of his brother and kidnapping, he received a life sentence in North Carolina.
He has filed an appeal early Monday morning debating his fitness for execution. The petition states that “Multiple doctors have diagnosed Jack Gordon Greene with a severe mental illness-specifically, Delusional Disorder” (taken directly from the Emergency Petition).
The petition is still under consideration and will be updated as soon as there is more information.