Michigan

Man pleads guilty in slayings of his 2 kids, 2 stepchildren

Gregory Green, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., appears in court Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Green pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the slayings of his two young children and two older stepchildren at his suburban Detroit home. (Oralander Brand-Williams/Detroit News via AP)

Gregory Green, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., appears in court Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Green pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the slayings of his two young children and two older stepchildren at his suburban Detroit home. (Oralander Brand-Williams/Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

An ex-convict has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slayings of his two young children and two stepchildren at his suburban Detroit home.

Gregory Green also pleaded guilty Wednesday to torture and assault in an attack on his wife.

Green's biological children, 5-year-old Koi Green and 4-year-old Kaleigh Green, died from carbon monoxide poisoning in September in the Dearborn Heights home.

His stepchildren — 19-year-old Chadney Allen and 17-year-old Kara Allen — were fatally shot in front of their mother, Faith Green. She also was the mother of Koi and Kaleigh.

Faith Green was shot and slashed with a box cutter, but survived. She'd previously filed for divorce.

Gregory Green was released from prison in 2008 after serving 16 years for killing his first wife, who was pregnant.

His sentencing is scheduled for March 1.