Detroit mother charged with murder in stabbing death of 8-year-old

Tameria Greene died Dec. 30 from stab wound to chest

Published On: Jan 02 2013 02:11:16 PM CST
Tameria Greene
DETROIT -

A Detroit mother has been charged with murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that 26-year-old Semeria Greenenot Demeria Greene is charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse.

Her daughter, Tameria Greene, was found stabbed in the chest Dec. 30.

8 year old girl stabbed to death Detroit

"This is only the second day of the year and we are charging a parent with a child homicide. This is case is made even more profoundly sad because today would have been Tameria's 9th birthday," Worthy said.

Greene is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

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.

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