Man charged with murder, torture in attack on Dearborn Heights family

Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 14:50:40-04

The man accused of murdering four of his children and stepchildren, and shooting their mother at a home in Dearborn Heights on Wednesday was arraigned today. 

Gregory Vincente Green, 49, is facing a number of charges, including four counts of first degree murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and one count of torture.

His probable cause hearing is scheduled for October 5 and he is being held without bond. 

Prosecutor Worthy said,” ‎There is nothing that better illustrates the silence of violence than this case. A confluence of events led to the deaths of four beautiful children. The alleged evidence in this case will show an appalling level of domestic violence that ‎was cataclysmic. We must push the issue of domestic violence back to the forefront and be constantly educated about it.”

The children, ages 4 to 19, were killed Wednesday in a brutal attack inside their Dearborn Heights home. Their mother, identified as Faith Green, is currently recovering at a nearby hospital. She's listed in fair condition.

Sources tell us Green went on a rampage, fueled by his belief that his wife was cheating on him.

We've learned he forced her to watch as he shot and killed his two step-children, 17-year-old Kara Allen and 19-year-old Chadney Allen, execution style in the basement. Police say he killed their two youngest daughters, 4-year-old Kaleigh Green and 6-year-old Koi Green, by putting them inside a car and manipulating the tail pipe to fill the vehicle with exhaust fumes.

Chadney Allen Sr., the father of the two teens who were murdered, said he didn't know anything was wrong. 

"They didn't give me any red flags," said Allen Sr.

Kiersten Wilcher, a friend of Kara Allen, says she would spend time at another friend's house, scared of what her stepfather would do. Wilcher told us, "domestic violence is real."

The murders have rocked the metro Detroit community. A memorial of flowers and teddy bears for the young lives lost continues to grow on the front steps of the house.

As the details of the crime come out, the hours of agony spent inside this home is still incomprehensible.

"Pray for the children, the mother, give her the strength to carry on and try to get through her life," said Melissa Wencel whose children attend the same school as some of the victims. 

A vigil for the victims is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Polk Elementary School at the intersection of Annapolis and Hipp.