Husband Pleads Guilty to Murder of Wife Outside Marriage Counseling Office

Jeremy Green, 40, has pleaded guilty to the deadly June 6, 2015, shooting of his wife, Tressa Green, 37, in Scripps Ranch

A San Diego man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting and killing his wife outside their marriage counselor’s office in Scripps Ranch.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Jeremy Green, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the June 6 slaying of his wife, Tressa Green, 37.

Jeremy Green is accused of shooting Tressa in the parking lot of a business complex following a marriage counseling session he had suggested the couple attend together.

After shooting his wife three times and mortally wounding her, Jeremy Green escaped in a silver 2007 Corvette and headed for the U.S.-Mexico border, prosecutors said.

The shooting sparked a statewide manhunt for Jeremy Green, considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement. Investigators soon found his Corvette abandoned in the parking lot of a Jack-in-the-Box in San Ysidro, just a short walk away from the pedestrian crossing at the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

Surveillance video captured in the parking lot showed a man in a blue shirt parking the Corvette on June 6 around 3 p.m., less than an hour after police said Jeremy Green shot his wife. Prosecutors said Jeremy Green parked his car and put on a black hat and black shirt before crossing the border.

Authorities were able to track him to Cancun, Mexico, and, for several days, negotiated his surrender. Jeremy Green turned himself over to officials three days later.

At his arraignment on June 15, Jeremy Green pleaded not guilty to murder charges. A judge set his bail at $5 million and called him a flight risk, given his decision to flee to Mexico following Tressa Green’s killing.

Jeremy Green has been jailed at the George Bailey Detention Facility since June 12, awaiting further proceedings.

With his guilty plea, his sentencing is now set for Dec. 11. He faces 35 years to life in prison.

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