Worried about safety
Green is obsessed with actress Selena Gomez, a former Disney star. His Facebook profile is a shrine to her, with dozens of pictures posted with captions expressing his love and fantasizing about being with her.
“It was a love/hate thing,” Dominguez said. “One day he was in love with Selena Gomez. The next day he would be mad at her.”
Dominguez said he had a confrontation with Green several months ago
“He had thought I said something about Selena Gomez,” Dominguez said. “He got up in my face. I knew he was sick, so I just let it go.”
Family members usually could persuade Green to take his medication, and the episodes would stop. They were worried he might get his hands on a gun, Dominguez said.
“A couple of years ago he discharged a firearm into his own leg by accident. He had a gun in his pocket, and he fell and it went off. There was one gun in the house that was usually inaccessible to him. It was locked up. I guess somehow he found a way to access it.”
The family accepted Green despite his mental problems and all loved him. Dominguez said none of them thought he was capable of hurting them.
“I worried about the safety of my family sometimes, but then he would take his medicine and be all right,” Dominguez said.
Dominguez is left to remember the woman he loved and the son he won't get to see grow up. He said he fell in love with Rebecca shortly after they got together in 2009.
“She was just a unique person,” he said. “She was so full of life and love. I'm not perfect. We had our problems, but I always knew she loved me deeply. My son was sixth months old. He didn't do anything to anybody.”