Latrisha Greene gets max sentence for perjury

Latrisha Greene, Charlie Garay, and Dequan Greene (Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office: Rotterdam Police Department)

A 27-year-old former foster mother in New York may spend more than two decades in prison for lying under oath about the abuse her husband inflicted upon the children in their care, ultimately ending with him beating their 4-year-old son to death.

Visiting Schenectady County Court Judge Chad Brown on Friday ordered Latrisha Greene to serve the maximum sentence of 9 1/3 to 28 years in prison for intentionally misleading authorities investigating the brutal 2020 death of young Charlie Garay.

Greene’s husband, former ordained minister Dequan Greene, was convicted by a jury in December 2022 on one count of second-degree murder in Charlie’s slaying. He was sentenced to a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

Before the sentencing, a jury found Greene guilty of four felony counts of perjury and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child over testimony provided to authorities in August 2022, The Daily Gazette reported.

Breaking down the total sentence, Judge Brown sentenced Greene to 2 1/3 to 7 years for each of the four counts of perjury, with the sentences to run consecutively. In addition, she will be required to pay a fine of more than $6,000, which the state reportedly paid Greene and her husband to act as foster parents to Charlie and his 5-year-old brother. She also cannot contact the couple’s other three foster children for 36 years after her release from detention.

Greene falsely testified on Aug. 31, 2022, in Schenectady County Family Court that she never sent her husband a text message about their foster kids stating, “no more bruises, we need them to heal,” Albany, New York CBS affiliate WRGB reported. The remaining three perjury charges reportedly stemmed from her lying about messages referencing Dequan Greene slapping their 1-year-old daughter in the face, lying about knowing her husband had beaten their 5-year-old foster child, and lying about beating their 4-year-old foster child.

Latrisha Greene gets max sentence for perjury

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