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The Latest: Man served 16 years in prison for wife's death

Posted 5:05 p.m. Wednesday
Updated 5:06 p.m. Wednesday

— The Latest on the slayings of four family members in suburban Detroit (all times local):

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5:05 p.m.

More details have emerged about the criminal record of a man suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers at his Detroit-area home.

Gregory V. Green was released from prison in 2008 after serving 16 years for second-degree murder. He had pleaded no contest in Wayne County court.

Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz says Green was charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant wife in 1991.

In Dearborn Heights, police say a man called 911 early Wednesday to report that he had killed four people in his home. Green was arrested when officers arrived. His current wife, Faith Green, was stabbed and shot but is expected to survive.

She had filed for divorce in August.

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4:05 p.m.

Records show a man suspected of killing two young children and two teenagers at his home served 16 years in prison for second-degree murder.

The Corrections Department says Gregory V. Green was released in 2008. Spokesman Chris Gautz says four earlier attempts at parole were rejected. Details of the crime in Wayne County weren't immediately available.

Police in Dearborn Heights say a man called 911 early Wednesday to report that he had killed four people in his home. Green was arrested. His wife, Faith Green, was stabbed and shot but is expected to survive.

She filed for divorce in August.

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3:10 p.m.

Records show a Detroit-area woman who was stabbed and shot while four kids were killed at a home had filed for divorce in August.

Faith Green cited a "breakdown in the marriage relationship" in the filing in Wayne County court. Her husband, Gregory V. Green, is suspected of killing his two daughters at the couple's home in Dearborn Heights as well as two teens. Faith Green is expected to survive her injuries.

Police say a man called 911 early Wednesday and said he had killed the four children. He was arrested when officers arrived.

Records show Faith Green also filed for divorce from Gregory Green in 2013 but no further action was taken. She had asked for a personal protection order that same year but it was turned down by a judge.

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8:50 a.m.

Police say a man apparently asphyxiated his two young children using exhaust from a car, fatally shot his wife's two older children and shot and slashed his wife at a suburban Detroit home.

Dearborn Heights police Lt. Michael Krause tells The Associated Press that officers responded after getting a 911 call from the man early Wednesday indicating that he'd killed his family. Krause says officers found the man on the porch and took him into custody.

Krause says police found the man's children, a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl, on the first floor of the home. In the basement, he says they found the bodies of a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man along with their mother, who had gunshot and knife wounds.

Krause says the woman is in critical condition.

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The item has been corrected to show that one of the victims was 5, not 6.

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6 a.m.

Police say four siblings are dead and their mother critically injured in an attack at a home in suburban Detroit.

Dearborn Heights police Capt. Michael Petri tells reporters at the scene that officers responded early Wednesday and took a suspect into custody. He says an investigation is ongoing, but the killings appear to have stemmed "from a domestic violence-type situation."

Police say the children were ages 4, 5 and 17 and the fourth who died was 19. Police didn't release the age of the wounded woman, who was listed in critical condition.

Police at the Dearborn Heights station says no was immediately available to offer updated information. State police are on the scene assisting local investigators.

Mayor Dan Paletko called the killings "a tragedy in every sense of the word."

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The item has been corrected to show that one of the victims was 5, not 6.

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