DETROIT, MICH. - Breaking her silence for the first time publicly, Faith Green called the man who murdered her four children, a “con-artist,” “monster” and “devil in disguise.”
“There’s no punishment that fits the crime, not even torture and death would be justice,” she said in of her ex-husband Gregory Green’s actions during his sentencing today. “Your justice will come when you burn in hell for all eternity for murdering four innocent children.”
Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway followed a sentence agreement reached in the case that requires Green of Dearborn Heights to serve 47-102 years in prison for murdering his two young daughters and two teenage stepchildren in September.
He is 50 now, so his first shot at parole will be when he is 97.
“I’m convinced you will be incarcerated for the rest of your life,” Hathaway told him, which received applause from people in the packed courtroom in Detroit today.
She said Green, who looked straight ahead as his ex-wife spoke today, appeared “utterly unmoved” and called his actions “inconceivable” and “beyond understanding.”
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Green pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree murder last month and admitted he was responsible for the deaths of Chadney Allen, 19, Kara Allen, 17, Koi Green, 5, and Kaleigh Green, 4.
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Trisha Gerard said Green prepared for the murders and shopped for supplies a week before to carry out the killings.
“He knew what he was going to do,” she said. “He planned it.”
Green has admitted to shooting his two stepchildren in front of their mother and said previously that he killed his two daughters by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Green addressed the court today saying: “I feel bad for how this has deeply impacted everyone.”
During her victim impact statement, Faith Green spoke of her children, their passions and career goals, and said she suffers post-traumatic stress disorder.
“My short-term memory is gone,” she said, explaining doctors said her brain is protecting her from the memories of her children being killed in front of her as she was gagged, duct taped and zip tied.
“I miss my children so much that words will never be able to explain,” she said, adding: “Time will never heal this wound.”
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Faith Green was also shot in the foot and slashed in the face with a box cutter and has a scar from her ear to her chin.
“He cut me so deep that it severed multiple nerves,” Faith Green said.
Some days, she said, she wished she would have died.
In addition to pleading guilty to four counts of second-degree murder last month, Gregory Green pleaded guilty to a count of torture, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and felony firearm in connection with the events that took place at the family's Dearborn Heights home in the 4400 block of Hipp last year.
Green’s attorney, Charles Longstreet II, has said his client is remorseful for his actions.
The killings happened 25 years after Green murdered his then-wife Tonya Green, who was seven months pregnant. Green pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in 1992, served 16 years in prison and was paroled in 2008.
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