May 27, 2009
West Des Moines, Iowa (The Weekly Vice) -- Some people become sad when a relationship ends. Others become angry or bitter. Then there's 37-year-old Michael Green.
According to West Des Moines police, Green began repeatedly calling his estranged wife, Brandy - wanting to discuss their relationship which was apparently on the skids. When she stopped responding to the calls, that's when authorities say he exploded.
Investigators say Green entered Brandy's home Monday afternoon and began beating her head against the floor as the children watched.
At some point Brandy attempted to call for help, but Michael Green broke the phone. Another phone was also broken in his zeal to cut off all access to the outside world. Luckily, however, a call got through, alerting police to the problem.
When police arrived at the home, they could hear Brandy and her children crying from outside the home. After entering the residence, they found Brandy on the floor crying as her two boys sat beside her trying to console her.
Standing nearby - likely with the same cocky smirk on his face - was Michael Green
After slapping the cuffs on Michael, he asked them what he was being charged with. After the officer indicated that the charges might include burglary - he felt compelled to inform the officer that the door was unlocked.
Michael, we think you might have burglary confused with breaking and entering. Burglary is punishable by up to 25 years in jail.
Green was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of child endangerment, domestic assault and burglary.
The Weekly Vice
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