The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 28, 2014

Man convicted of child’s murder sentenced for nighttime burglary

James Travis Green, who is currently serving at least 17 years in prison for murder and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, pleaded guilty Thursday to a previous incident of night-time burglary.

Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Burnside sentenced Green to serve one to 15 years for burglary, but ordered that the new sentence run concurrently, or at the same time, with his murder sentence.

Green, 24, previously of Fairdale, was sentenced in January for the murder of Graydon Morgan, his 2-year-old stepson, and the brutal beating of Graydon’s twin brother, Zeke.

Burnside also ordered Green to pay $1,191 restitution to the burglary victim.

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David Lynn Embry, 42, of Sophia, pleaded guilty to possession of a schedule II narcotic controlled substance, oxycodone, with intent to deliver.

The pre-sentence investigation was waived and Burnside sentenced Embry to serve one to 15 years in a correctional facility; however, Burnside suspended that sentence while Embry serves probation.

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Tara Nicole Kennedy, 25, of Beckley, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony.

The pre-sentence investigation was waived and Burnside sentenced Kennedy to serve one to five years, but that sentence is being suspended while she serves probation.

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