A Rome man who police say was involved in a murder-for-hire plot will finally stand trial.

Jury selections are expected to begin today, March 7, in the trial of Dwight Herschel Green.

Green, according to an indictment filed March 2010 in U.S. District Court in Rome, offered another man $1,200 and a quantity of drugs to kill several people, including a child, he referred to as “snitches.”

Green had solicited the contract killing of a number of people in Alabama and Georgia.

The defendant was originally arraigned in May 2009 in federal court on firearms charges. During a federal detention hear-

ing that same month, an FBI agent testified that when he was arrested, Green was allegedly in route to pick up fragmentation grenades he planned to use to commit several murders.

FBI Special Agent Bob Meadows testified that Green referred to the number of Georgians he wished to kill as seven and a half, because the child did not fully count.

Meadows testified that the child was that of an officer.

Green’s trial will take place in U.S. Superior Court in Rome in front of Judge Robert L. Vining.

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