Madison man charged in sister's fatal Christmas Eve shooting needs mental exam

Updated: 5:31 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2020

MADISON (AP) -- A 57-year-old Wisconsin man accused of fatally shooting his sister at her home on Christmas Eve has been ordered by court to undergo a mental competency evaluation. 

The public defender for Joseph G. Green requested the examination before a preliminary hearing, which will determine if enough evidence exist for trial in Dane County.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that Green faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge for the death of his sister, 63-year-old Sheila M. Green.

Police say he shot her sister multiple times at her Madison home. 

Updated: 9:56 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2019

MADISON (AP) -- Bail is set at $1 million for a Madison man accused of fatally shooting his sister at her home on Christmas Eve.

Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Green is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 63-year-old Sheila Green of Madison.

According to the complaint, after allegedly shooting his sister, Joseph Green called 911, went back to his apartment, dropped the gun in a trash bin, then waited for police to arrive.

The 911 caller said, "My sister needs an ambulance immediately" before hanging up.

Police say there were no signs of a struggle at Sheila Green's home. 

Posted: 3:13 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2019

MADISON (AP) -- Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve homicide in Madison.

The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Sheila Green, of Madison. Police say she was shot to death.

The suspect was booked shortly after midnight Wednesday on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide. The incident is the fourth reported homicide in Madison this year and the second this month.

Twenty-year-old Marcus T. Hamilton is charged with the Dec. 14 shooting death of 18-year-old Gunnar T.G. Holum after police said a drug deal turned into a robbery.

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