Detroit, MI – Semeria Greene, 26, was charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse after allegedly stabbing her 8-year-old daughter, Tameria Greene, on December 30, 2012.
Neighbors contacted authorities early the following morning. The girl was found by police in the family’s apartment unresponsive with multiple wounds and bruises. She was pronounced dead at the hospital and her mother was taken into custody. Greene’s remaining four sons were turned over to Child Protective Services (CPS).
According to the Daily Mail, Michigan Child Protective Services tried for nearly two years to remove the children from Greene’s care. Allegations of abuse resurfaced back in October 2012, but officials allowed Tameria and her other siblings to remain in the home, regardless of the presence of bruises and bite marks.
Referee Richard Smart oversaw the case and refuse to remove the children due to a failure in part of the social workers to file an emergency motion.
Today, the Wayne County Circuit court began the process of terminating all parental rights of Greene on her four surviving children, ages one to seven. Referee Katherine Allen authorized a petition by the state Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Department of Service, permanently revoking said rights. Relatives were given an opportunity to object to the petition.
Jovan Mull, father of two of the four remaining children, will also be limited to one supervised visit per week.
The Detroit News reports that a fund to help with funeral costs and Tameria’s four brothers has been set up at Chase Bank, under the name “In Loving Memory of Tameria Greene.”