A local judge is allowing prosecutors to use some shocking videos in the Nigel Green trial. He’s accused of killing his girlfriend Carina Castellanos.
The video shows Castellanos telling police Green tried to stab her.
The videos were taken by the Corpus Christi Police Department on June 10, 2016 after they found Castellanos in a Stripes Store on Staples and Doddridge hiding from Green.
The first video is a bodycam video. It shows a CCPD officer approaching Castellanos who is sitting on the floor, crying. In the video, she said, “My boyfriend just tried to kill me.”
Castellanos told the officer Green tried to stab her with a steak knife inside their home on Herndon Street. She then grabbed the knife and ran to the store, leaving it on the store’s counter.
Luckily, Castellanos only had a few abrasions on her knees. So, the officer walked her to his patrol car where she said Green accused her of calling him by another man’s name.
That’s when he went into a rage. “The whole thing started because he’s very jealous. He thinks that I’m cheating on him all the time even though I spend all my time with him and I work two jobs. I don’t know how he even thinks this is possible,” Castellanos said.
That’s when he allegedly began choking her and trying to stab her. The assault lasted for an hour and a half. “He didn’t even want to argue. He immediately was like “i’m going to kill you.” You know he strangles me all the time,” Castellanos added.
She went on to explain that Green threatened to kill her if she called police.
A second video played in court was taken from inside the officer’s patrol unit.
It showed the officer taking Castellanos to the Women’s Shelter.
Nearly three weeks later, she disappeared.
On July 7, 2016, Green was arrested and told officers her body was dumped in a field in Mathis.
Jury selection in Green’s trial will get underway tomorrow morning in the 105th District Court.
Judge Jack Pulcher will preside over the case.
Green is charged with capital murder. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison without parole.
(Warning: Some viewers may find the video disturbing.)