Chad Green Sentenced Thursday Morning

MAY 27, 2004 - Posted at 12:45 p.m. CDT

NEWPORT, AR - Chad Green remained silent in a Newport courtroom this morning as he was sentenced for his role in the 1998 Elliott family murders in Randolph County.

The 28-year-old Green appeared at the Jackson County Courthouse for sentencing, and was given 40 years in prison on one count of first degree murder, one count of kidnapping and two counts of rape.

Green struck a deal with prosecutors for a lesser sentence in exchange for testifying against his father last week.  Billy Dale Green was convicted last week for his role in the crimes, and was sentenced to death on Monday.

Chad Green will be eligible for parole in 28 years.

Charges of hindering apprehension (two counts) are still pending against his brother, Jason Green.