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

Posted at 11:20 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 12:51:07-04

The man accused of murdering four of his children and stepchildren, and shooting their mother at a home in Dearborn Heights appeared in court this morning for his probable cause hearing. 

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.

He is being held without bond. Green will undergo a competency evaluation to determine his ability to stand trial. 

Sources tell us Gregory Green went on a rampage, fueled by his belief that his wife, Faith Green, 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.

Faith Green was in court for Wednesday's hearing.

Gregory Green does have a violent past. In 1991, Green served time in prison after pleading no contest to killing his then wife, Tonya Clayton, who was six months pregnant with their first child.

Her other children were unharmed that day. Family members say when Green stabbed Tonya to death, one of her children ran and hid in the closet.