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Facebook posts reveal mindset of man charged in Olive Branch murder

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OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC-TV) - An Olive Branch man was arrested after neighbors saw him walking naked down the street and police then found a woman dead in his house Saturday.

A DeSoto County judge set Jelani Greene's bond at $1,111,111 in the murder of China Jones.  Posts on Facebook indicate Jones and Greene were in some kind of relationship.

"There was a male running down the street butt naked," said neighbor Barbara Maines.

At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, neighbors saw Greene lying in the street on Pecan View Drive in Olive Branch with his hands in the air, screaming, "Lord, forgive me.  I don't know what happened."

Olive Branch Police arrived and brought Greene back to the house where they found Jones dead.  Police have not said how she died.

Greene's Facebook page revealed his mindset in the days and hours before the murder.  Wednesday, Greene apologized on Facebook for "manipulating women" and asked God to use him to "help rebuild and restore."

Thursday morning, Greene changed his profile picture and asked, "DO U LIKE THE WAY THAT I LOOK???...I ONLY HOPE THAT IT IS BECAUSE U CAN START TO SEE GLIMPES (sic) OF CHRIST IN ME."

Just after 8:00 p.m. Friday, Greene posted another message in all capital letters saying, "I WILL FOREVER BE A BELIEVER IN JESUS!!!!  THE DEVIL SHOULD HAVE KILLED ME WHEN HE HAD THE CHANCE...IT'S WAR TIME...LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

About an hour later, the last post before being charged with the murder of Jones, Green wrote, "My God has shown me how to move in a room full of VIPERS and I LOVE HIM FOR IT....REMEMBER CHRIST SAID THE WORLD HATED ME 1st it shall also HATE U!!!!"

After Jones' murder, hundreds of friends and family began leaving posts on her Facebook page.  On Greene's page, friends sent prayers and his family thanked them.

Jones was a dealer at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica.  Greene has been working to set up a youth group and Christian apparel company.  He will make his first court appearance this week.

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