DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - The man authorities say is behind the deaths of four children at a Dearborn Heights home was arraigned on torture and several murder charges Thursday morning.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy is charging ex-con Gregory Green, 49, with four counts of first-degree murder; one count of assault; one count of torture; one count of unlawful imprisonment; one count of felonious assault; and one count of felony firearm.
He arrived in court Thursday morning in an orange jumpsuit, and was bound and barefoot. He kept his head down most of the time and didn't really make eye contact with the judge.
Police arrived at a home on Hipp Street in Dearborn Heights early Wednesday morning and found Green standing on the front porch. Inside the home, they found the deceased bodies of four children. Their mother was also found seriously injured.
Green was taken into custody.
Police say Green was the biological father of two of the children found dead, and the stepfather to the teens who were found dead.
Four-year-old Kaleigh Green and 5-year-old Koi Green were found dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning from a vehicle. Seventeen-year-old Kara Allen and 19-year-old Chadney Allen were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
The children's mother, Faith Green, 39, was found bound and bleeding. Authorities say Green bound her, cut her face with a box cutter and shot her in the foot, and then shot her two older children in front of her.
Records show Faith filed for divorce in 2013 and again in August of this year. They had a hearing coming up in October.
Faith has been taken to the hospital and we're told her condition is improving.
Green has already served more than 15 years in prison for killing his first wife back in 1991. Green pleaded no contest to killing his then-wife, who was six months pregnant, by stabbing her to death. After he did so, he called police, told them what he had done and waited for them to arrive and let them in. This took place in Detroit at his home.
The Greens married in 2010, two years after Gregory left prison on his fifth request for parole.
Faith cited a "breakdown in the marriage relationship" in her divorce filing. She also filed for divorce in 2013 but the case was dismissed for lack of action. A personal protection order that same year was rejected by a judge.
Judge David Turfe denied bond for Green at Thursday's arraignment.
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