A Detroit mom has been charged with murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter. The Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says that 26-year-old Semeria Greene is charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse.
Her child, Tameria Greene, was found stabbed in her chest on Dec. 30.A conviction on the murder charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole. The child abuse charge carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.Meanwhile, The Michigan Department of Human Services director says the department had petitioned the court to remove an 8-year-old Detroit girl, who was found stabbed to death Sunday, and her siblings from her mother’s care about a month before her death.
DHS Director Maura Corrigan says the department had unsuccessfully asked the court to remove Tameria from her mother’s care and a court-ordered in-home visit had occurred just two days before the girl’s death.
“DHS acted on the concerns reported by Tameria’s family, friends and neighbors, including petitioning the court for removal of the children from the home dating back to 2010,” said Corrigan in a statement released Wednesday. “Most recently, DHS petitioned the court on Nov. 28, unsuccessfully, to remove Tameria and her siblings from their mother’s care.
DHS continued to provide court-ordered counseling services to the family as well as conducting in-home visits, the last of which occurred only two days before Tameria’s death. We share the grief felt by her loved ones and her community.” A comprehensive review of
this case has been ordered by authorities and a full investigation needs to be launched in order to determine “who dropped the ball” with Tameria’s case .
Rest in peace Tameria