On December 19, 2022, Latrisha Greene (DOB: 10/1/1995) was arraigned on a superseding indictment charging five counts of Perjury in the First Degree, Class D Felonies, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors, in Schenectady County Court by Schenectady County Court Judge Matthew Sypniewski. At the arraignment, Greene pled “not guilty” to all charges.
Greene’s husband, Dequan Greene, was convicted of Murder in the Second Degree and Manslaughter in the First Degree for the murder of a four-year-old named Charlie who was placed with Mr. and Mrs. Greene as a foster child. Mr. Greene was also convicted of two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for his abuse of Charlie’s five-year-old brother between the date of their placement, September 25, 2020, and Charlie’s death December 20, 2020. On December 6, 2022, Schenectady County Court Judge Matthew Sypniewski sentenced Dequan Greene to a term of 25 years to life incarceration on the murder conviction and other lesser sentences that by operation of law will be served concurrently to the 25 to life sentence.
Following Dequan Greene’s murder of Charlie, Schenectady Family Court removed Mrs. Greene's biological children from her custody upon a finding that their safety would be in imminent risk of harm if they were not removed from her care. Mrs. Greene subsequently testified in various family court proceedings between the time of Charlie’s death and the present date, in an effort to regain custody of her children. A Schenectady County Grand Jury has accused her of committing Perjury in the First Degree five times on August 31, 2022. The first count alleges Mrs. Greene testified falsely when she denied sending a text message to Daquan Greene stating “no more bruises we need them to heal.” The second count alleges Greene falsely testified that she did not send a text message to Dequan Greene indicating she had observed Dequan Greene’s handprint on the face of one of her biological children. The third count alleges Mrs. Greene falsely testified that, to her knowledge, Dequan Greene had never caused bruising to that child. The fourth count alleges Mrs. Greene falsely testified that, to her knowledge, Daquan Greene had never caused bruising to Charlie. The fifth count alleges Mrs. Greene falsely testified that, to her knowledge, Dequan Greene had never caused bruising to Charlie’s brother, the five-year-old foster child.
In the sixth and seventh counts, the Schenectady County Grand Jury alleges Mrs. Greene engaged in a course of conduct likely to be injurious to the welfare of Charlie, and his five-year-old brother, who were placed with her as a foster parent between September 25, 2020, and December 20, 2020.
The People’s theory of the case is that Greene and her husband both physically abused the boys and Greene used the COVID pandemic and other excuses to prevent foster care service providers from discovering the children’s physical injuries. Later, Greene intentionally attempted to mislead the Schenectady County Family Court judge about her knowledge of and participation in the abuse to regain custody of her own children and avoid responsibility for her conduct.
At the arraignment Greene was released upon her own recognizance as none of the offenses included in the indictment are eligible for bail to be set. Greene continues to manage Ebenezer’s Dream Care Center in Glenville, NY, where she provides “drop in” childcare services and operates a preschool academy.
The maximum sentences if Greene is convicted of Perjury is two-and-one-third (2 1/3) years to seven (7) years indeterminate on each count. If Greene is convicted of the Endangering the Welfare of a Child counts, the maximum sentence for each would be 364 days local incarceration. The case was investigated by the Rotterdam Police Department, Schenectady County Child Protective Services, the New York State Police Computer Forensic Laboratory and Schenectady District Attorney’s Office Investigators. The People are represented by Assistant District Attorney Michael Nobles. Greene is represented by attorney Danielle Neroni. For further information contact ADA Nobles 518-388-4364 x.4141.
An indictment is just an accusatory instrument. Greene is presumed innocent until such time as she may be proven guilty in a court of law. She is entitled to all the rights of any accused person, including the right to a jury trial to determine her guilt or innocence.