MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County man is charged with murder after allegedly beating his wife to death with a hammer earlier this week.

Photo from West Virginia Regional Jail Authority

Rickie Greenfield, Jr., 29, is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail for the murder of his wife.

Martinsburg Police said Rickie Greenfield, Jr., 29, of Martinsburg, turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday night shortly after the body of his wife, Jill, was found at her home on Route 9 near Martinsburg.

Investigators said the woman died from a head injury.

Reports indicated Greenfield, Jr. drove around after the murder with his two children but later dropped the kids off in a different area.

On Thursday evening, he was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on a first degree murder charge.

Officers with State Police, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the Martinsburg Police Department were part of Greenfield’s arrest.

 

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  • ASK

    Lee is about the last person to have the right to call someone troubled! Try looking up his record WOW!! Not much room to talk , and anyone that knew Jill knew how often she talked of her absusive relationship with lee. So at a time like this you should concentrate on caring for your son instead of trying to be in the spotlight. As far as Rickies parents go they are in no way shape or form responsible for his actions he's a 30 year old man ,has nothing to do with his parents . Love can make you do crazy things and he will have to pay for that as well as his children.

    • lee

      For someone to kill yes kill someone else is troubled. Wow my criminal record. We going that route. 14 years ago I got caught stealing, so serious, it is nothing compared to murder. At this time I am caring for my son at least he is safe. I'm not worried about the spotlight but he will get what he deserves. Anybody can write things and hide their name but it takes a adult to confront the person.

  • Cindy

    Lee & Heather,

    We were completely taken by surprise with this but were glad Ethan wasn't there. Jill did not deserve this. No Mother should be butchered in front of her children especially by the Father. Our prayers are with both families and all the children. Please call your friends in MD.

  • Kim

    Me n rickie dated while we went to church together then broke up bc of my parents. And also I had him on my Facebook page we talked last week I also went to church with Jill she was always quite and sweet. I woul of never thought of rickie doing this to anybody. And as far as a comment I saw ab his parents his dad is not a preacher anymore and before u judge his parents and family make sure u know the truth about them first. And as far as the kids of rickie there are 3 kids and if the 2 little girls do go with anybody I wish they go with rickies sister. She has been raising her younger brother for years and she is a great mother to her own daughter.

  • Heather

    For the record Jill has THREE children she was takin from. My husband and I are raising her oldest child. He is my husband and Jill's son together. We got custody of him when he was three because Rickie was abusing him and threatening to kill him. This has been going on for a long time. For the apartment manager and anyone saying fighting between the two never happened or he was so quiet or sweet or whatever you were blinded! I saw into this man's eyes at court. I knew then he was a monster! And so very manipulative and conniving! Please keep all THREE of these precious children in your thoughts. Ethan is the lucky one out of the three he has my husband and myself to get him through this but has intensive trauma therapy that he will have to go through for a very long time because of Rickie. I just want the TRUTH to be heard of this man!

    • Cindy

      Call GM in MD.

  • Lee

    Lola u r completely right DEATH. Now my son doesnt have a mother.

  • lola

    Idk the siituation or who he is but to brutally murder another human bein is sick especially when u there is kids involved.....he deserves DEATH

  • DWL

    If I had a hammer .........

  • Sophia

    His father is actually a preacher and is the family member that contacted the police and got him to turn himself in. He wasn't raised like this, but he has had anger issues in the past and his wife did have a restraining order on him at one point, but they got back together. I'm so very sorry for her family and for the children (they are young) and they witnessed this happen to their precious mother. So very sad.

  • Lee

    The rickie i knew has been troubled for years from the anger about his parents to whatever troubled him now. As u said doesnt justified death. Wish he will get the same as he dished out.

  • Jule

    It's very sad for the kids, and the families of both. I would love to know where his head was, because the Ricky I knew was usually quite calm.... LOVE will make you do some crazy things for sure. But doesn't justify DEATH

  • lia

    hope the family that raised that monster doesn't end up with them kids. they didn't do much of a job raising him.

    • IRON HORSE

      LIA MY THOUGHTS ALSO!! I SAY THAT IF YOU DIDN'T RAISE YOUR OWN CHILDREN RIGHT THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO RAISE A GRANDCHILD. SORRY CHILDREN ARE NOT TEST MODELS THAT YOU SHOULD GET A SECOND CHANCE TO TRY & DO IT RIGHT!!! PRAYER FOR THESE CHILDREN WHO WILL NOW HAVE TO GROW UP UNDER THIS HORRIBLE ACT BY THEIR SICK FATHER!!! NOT LIFE FOR HIM HANG HIM IN A BIG OAK TREE TILL DEATH.

  • rose

    Poor kids.

  • chasmo

    here we go again : life w/out mercy and enjoying our hard earned tax money till death.