Faith Green: Michigan mom recovering from gunshot wound, slashed throat
Faith Green, the woman who police say saw her four children murdered methodically by her husband last month, appeared in court last week in a wheelchair.
It was Green's first public appearance since the grisly murders on September 21, 2016.
On that fateful night, Gregory Green of Dearborn Heights, Michigan called police and told them that he had executed his four children and tried to get rid of his wife as well. She survived.
Once investigators got inside the residence (Gregory Green waited for police and was arrested on his porch), they discovered a house of horrors: 4-year-old Kaliegh Green, 4, and Koi Green, 6, were found in their beds dead, poisoned from carbon monoxide. His stepchildren, a boy and girl, 17 and 19 respectively were found deceased in the home's basement, both shot multiple times. Faith Green, the wife, was found zip-tied and wrapped in duct tape but fighting for her life inside the home. She was leaking blood from several wounds in her body after being both shot and stabbed.
Police said Faith Green, who had recently filed for divorce, had been forced to watch her husband methodically go room to room, executing their children, 5-year-old Koi Green and 4-year-old Kaleigh Green; as well as his two stepchildren, 19-year-old Chadney Allen and 17-year-old Kara Allen. When police found her her face with cut up from a box cutter; her foot had a bullet hole in it, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Detroiters packed an area church on Friday, October 1 for the funeral of the four children. Faith Green, who declined to address the press, wrote a touching tribute to her kids, all of them savagely slain by the man she loved.
"My little big man, you're so strong," Green wrote in her letter addressed to her kids, according to the Detroit Free Press. She talked "Princess Koi" land another daughter who was "glued to my hip." And spoke of how she always encouraged her children "to be a leader and not a follower."
"There is nothing that better illustrates the silence of violence than this case," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement charging Gregory Green, 49, with the slaying. "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."