By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — A Dearborn Heights charged with the murder of four children and shooting their mother pled guilty Feb. 15 to four counts of second-degree murder along with torture, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and felony firearm.
Gregory Green, 50, appeared in 20th District Court before Judge David Turfe following a competency exam. The exam conducted by the Center for Forensic Psychiatry determined that Green was competent to stand trial.
Green faces between 45 to 100 years for the murder, torture and assault charges which he will serve following two years for the felony firearm. He will be eligible for parole at the age of 97.
Three other charges, unlawful imprisonment, felony in possession of a firearm and felonious assault were dismissed as a result of the guilty plea.
Sentencing for the charges has been tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. March 9 in Wayne County Circuit Court. No judge was assigned yet.
Green allegedly killed his two biological children and two step-children, and shooting then assaulting his wife Faith Harris-Green in their home Sept. 21, 2016. Green then called police to the house in the 4400 block of Hipp Street, telling them he was waiting on the porch and he killed his family.
Green allegedly tied up the mother and two step-children in the basement forcing her to watch as he shot them.
The step-children Chadney Allen, 19, and Kara Allen, 17, were found in the basement and pronounced dead at the scene.
He also shot his wife in the feet and cut her face with a box cutter.
The Greens had two younger children together, Koi Green, 5, and Kalieh Green, 4, who were discovered dead in their bedrooms from intentional carbon monoxide asphyxiation. Police found duct tape on the muffler of a vehicle parked in the garage with a plastic tube attached.
Both younger children were transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
This murders occurred just a month after Harris-Green filed for divorce, but the motive for the incident remains unknown.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)