A man who killed his two children and two stepchildren and attacked his wife pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree murder on Wednesday.
Gregory Green, 50, tearfully admitted to killing Chadney Allen, 19, Kara Allen, 17, Koi Green, five, and Kaleigh Green, four, before a 20th District Court Judge David D Turfe.
He admitted that he shot his two stepchildren in front of their mother and killed his two daughters by carbon monoxide poisoning in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, on September 21, 2016.
Green also admitted that he shot his ex-wife Faith Harris-Green in the feet and cut her face with a box cutter, pleading guilty to torture and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, reported the Detroit Free Press.
When sentenced at Wayne County Circuit Court on March 1, his sentence agreement calls for him to serve between 47 to 102 years in prison.
He underwent an evaluation by a doctor from the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and was found competent to stand trial, attorneys said.
Harris-Green was surrounded by other family members in court today, though they declined to comment, reported the Free Press.
Green poisoned his two young daughters, Kaleigh and Koi, with carbon monoxide exhaust fumes in a car before placing their lifeless bodies back into their beds.
He then bound his wife with duct tape and zip ties, slashed her face with a box cutter and shot her in the foot. He then shot dead his Kara and Chadney Allen execution-style in front of their mother.
After the horrifying slayings, the ex-convict called 911 and allegedly confessed to the murders, which came a month after his wife filed for divorce.
Shortly after the tragedy, it was revealed that Gregory Green had been released from prison in 2008 after serving 15 years for killing his first wife Tonya, who was six months pregnant with their child.
Green served a sentence for second-degree murder after his wife was found stabbed to death in 1991. He had pleaded no contest in Wayne County court.
Similarly to after he killed his children, Green confessed to killing his first wife during a 911 call.
Records show Faith Green had filed for divorce in August.
She cited a ‘breakdown in the marriage relationship’ in the filing in Wayne County Court.
Records show she also filed for divorce from Gregory Green in 2013 but no further action was taken.
Faith had asked for a personal protection order that same year but it was turned down by a judge.
In the past, police have reportedly responded to the home for domestic violence and family troubles.
Green completed several cognitive-based programs and was paroled in 2008,’ Gautz told the newspaper.
He was released from parole in April 2010 after spending 16 years in prison.
Following his release, Green stayed out of trouble until the recent murders.
A service was held for the slain children in September.
The service was held at the Detroit First Church of Nazarene and lasted two hours.
Family members could be seen helping Faith, who is recovering from her injuries, to her seat before the service.
Chadney Allen Sr was also present to say goodbye to his two children.
A letter Faith wrote to her children was read during the service, according to The Detroit News.
‘I know your love,’ she wrote. ‘My dear babies I love you all. You were always unique in your own way.’
Faith described Chadney Allen Jr as her ‘little big man’ who loved to give tight hugs.
He had recently graduated from the Specs Howard School of Broadcasting with a certificate in Digital Media Arts.
Faith said Kara was a go-getter, an honor student and a cheerleader.
‘Princess Koi’ loved to dress up and be the center of attention while her sister Kaleigh enjoyed ballet and singing.