Homicide

Ex-con charged with killing 4 at family home in Detroit area

  • Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016.  Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)

    Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016.  Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)

    Gregory Green is arraigned in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016. Green is suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers and critically injured his wife at his at his Detroit-area home. (Max Ortiz/The Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Detroit-area man who served 16 years in prison for killing his first wife has been charged with killing his two children and two stepchildren, and attacking his wife.

Charges were filed Thursday against Gregory V. Green, a day after his daughters, ages 4 and 5, died of carbon monoxide poisoning and his teenage stepchildren were fatally shot at the family's Dearborn Heights home.

Green also is accused of attacking his wife, Faith Green, who is the mother of all four children. Authorities say she was shot and cut but survived. She recently filed for divorce.

They married in 2010, two years after Gregory Green left prison. He pleaded no contest to killing his first wife in 1991.

Green will appear in court Thursday. He doesn't yet have an attorney.