From the Richmond Whig, 3/13/1866, p. 3, c. 2
GREEN, THE NEGRO RIOTER, ON TRIAL – John Green alias White, charged with being engaged in the riot on Church Hill, was arraigned before Judge McEntee, yesterday, for trial. – Cray, an important witness, made a lengthy statement, in which he said that he recognized the accused as one of the rioters; that the rioters fired the first volley and ran, and were pursued by the police, who returned the fire. The accused was arrested by Sergeant Baptist and policeman Ball. Other witnesses were examined, and, after a short cross-examination of the same, the case was continued until to-day, at 11 o’clock. Lieutenant Merrill, Superintendent of Freedmen, assisted by ex-Captain Roche, of the military police, officiated as counsel for the defence.