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Trial Begins For Ex-Con Accused Of Murdering Former MSP Trooper, Wife

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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WLNS) – Opening statements began on Tuesday in the trial of Christopher Perrien, the 39-year-old accused of killing a former Michigan State Police trooper and his wife in their Delta Township home in September 2011.

Perrien faces charges of first-degree murder, felony firearms and home invasion in connection with the shooting death of 62-year-old Michael Greene and 46-year-old Terri Greene. Officials say both had been shot multiple times in the head.

Multiple witnesses took the stand on Tuesday, including Terri Greene's father, who apparently discovered his daughter and son-in-law's bodies after their deaths. "It was the worst day of my life," says Eugene Post.

Prior to discovering the bodies, Post says he became suspicious when he called Mike Green, but got a telephone greeting that he says was out of character with his son-in-law's cheerful demeanor.

He and his wife then decided to go by their daughter's home after they were unable to reach her by phone. It was then Post says he discovered his son-in-law's body in a pool of blood, and his daughter's body underneath a wheelbarrow in the backyard near a pond.

At the time of the murders, Perrien was out of jail on work release, but apparently made up a job so he could be set free. Prosecutors say they have about 40 more witnesses to question, and the trial will last two to three weeks.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter or email at emorrow@wlns.com.

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