Visitation set for 4 children killed in Dearborn Heights
Funeral home waives service fees, casket costs
DETROIT – Visitation and funerals have been scheduled for four children who police say were murdered last week in Dearborn Heights.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Pye Funeral Home,17600 Plymouth Road in Detroit. The funeral service will be held Friday at Detroit First Church of the Nazarene in Farmington Hills.
Ozie Pye, director of the funeral home, said he is donating the four caskets and will waive the service fees.
Chadney Allen, 19, Kara Allen, 17, Koi Green, 5 and Kaliegh Green, 4 were identified as the victims.
Gregory Green, who was the father of the two younger children and the stepfather of Chadney and Kara, turned himself in after the murders, police said.
“It’s going to be really hard to walk out my door and see this every day and remember those little kids, like ‘Hi, Miss Michelle,’” said neighbor Michelle Carson. “I can still see them in my head right now.”
Chadney and Kara Allen, attended Southfield High School. Kara was a football cheerleader, a National Honor Society member and a staff member on the school newspaper.
Dozens gathered to mourn the deaths last week:
The younger children died form carbon-monoxide poisoning and the older children were bound and shot in the basement of their home, authorities said.
Their mother, Faith Green, who police say was tortured and forced to witness her children’s deaths, suffered slashes to the face and a gunshot wound to the foot. She was released from the hospital on Friday.
“This is a tragedy to violence and another 'black eye' for Metro Detroit,” said Pye. “As a funeral home director, I had to step up and do something. This is too much on one family, and we need to help.”
Gregory Green is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, one count of torture, one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of felonious assault, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearms violations.
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