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Jailed for killing first wife, man shoots second wife and kills 4 children: Cops

Posmedia Network and The Washington Post

Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)

Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)

On a quiet night in 1991, Gregory Green called Detroit police to let them know he had just repeatedly stabbed his pregnant wife to death.

He calmly waited on the porch for police to arrive.

After 16 years of jail and rehabilitation, Green was released, got remarried to a woman named Faith in 2010 and started a new family.

Then last week, Faith served him divorce papers. Hours later, Detroit police received a similar call.

Green told them he had killed his entire family.

When the officers arrived at the house, Green was again sitting on the front porch, calmly waiting.

The horrible scenes were almost identical, but Wednesday’s body count was quadruple that of 1991. All four children were dead, and Faith was suffering from gunshot wounds. Slash marks covered her face and throat.

Their two young girls - five-year-old Koi and four-year-old Kaleigh - he had allegedly placed in a car and snaked a hose from the tailpipe through the window. When they were dead from the carbon monoxide, police say, he carried their small corpses upstairs to the bedroom and placed them in their beds.

His wife he allegedly tied up in the basement before cutting her face and throat. Then, he shot her in the foot, and left her there to bleed out.

First, though, police say he made her watch as he took his two stepchildren - 17-year-old Kara, who WDIV reported was a cheerleader and a National Honor Society member, and Kara’s 19-year-old brother Chadney - and shot them both execution-style.

Green is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of torture and one count of unlawful imprisonment.

Domestic violence was allegedly an issue in the couple’s past. In 2013, Faith applied for a personal protection order. In the report, she wrote:

“He is trying to make me leave our home. We’re filing for divorce. He’s being belligerent, kicking things. He kicked the couch while the baby was sleeping on it. He’s just kicking things, threatening me and saying if I don’t leave, things are going to get ugly. He jumped at me like he was going to attack. This went on for four hours.”

That request for a protection order was denied due to what WDIV reported as “insufficient allegations.”

One neighbour hinted at such abuse, as well. Michelle Carson said Green was kind to the kids but not his wife.

“He kept her confined,” Michelle Carson told WDIV. “(She) couldn’t socialize, like a prisoner.”

But much of the family’s Dearborn Heights community seemed shocked.

The older teenagers’ father, Chadney Allen, Sr., was caught completely off-guard.

“They didn’t give me any red flags,” he told WXYZ.

“It just shows you never know what’s going on behind closed doors,” one neighbour told WDIV. “It’s sad. It’s a horrible thing that happened.”



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