A Dearborn Heights, Illinois, man who killed his two young daughters and two teenage stepchildren last September was sentenced to at least 47 years in prison Wednesday.
Gregory Green, 50, pleaded guilty last month to four counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Chadney Allen, 19, Kara Allen, 17, Koi Green, 5, and Kaleigh Green, 4. In addition to murder, the 50-year-old pleaded guilty to a count of torture, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and felony firearm possession.
Gregory Green speaks at his sentencing. Judge says she is convinced he "will spend the rest of his life in prison. pic.twitter.com/4Inx3h4w9R
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Faith Green was bound, shot in the foot, and slashed her from ear to chin with a box cutter before her ex-husband forced her to watch him shoot Chadney and Kara. He poisoned the younger girls with carbon monoxide, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“There’s no punishment that fits the crime…your justice will come when you burn in hell for all eternity,” Faith said in her statement to the court Wednesday.
“You are a con artist, you are a monster, you are a devil in disguise.”
Faith, who filed for divorce at the time of the incident, went on to explain how she often wakes up “screaming and sweating,” dreaming that she could save her four children.
Gregory spent 16 years in prison for killing his pregnant wife in 1991. He was released in 2010 and married Faith two years later, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Assistant prosecutor Trisha Gerard claimed the 50-year-old planned the unthinkable attack for days. Police said he called 911 to report the children’s deaths.
Though Wayne County Judge Dana Hathaway called this the worst case she’s seen, she agreed to honor a plea deal which entailed a 47-102 year prison sentence. Gregory will be eligible for parole when he is 97, The Detroit News reported.
“Fathers are supposed to protect their children. Husbands are supposed to protect their wives,” Hathaway commented prior to sentencing. “Your actions are inconceivable.”
The 50-year-old apologized for his actions but claimed he wanted a “God-fearing” wife who supported him.
“God knows the heart,” he said. “He knows how regretful and how sorry I am. Even now, after all this, He still has a plan.”
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