Stabbing case leads to questions on why kids remained in home

01/03/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Detroit – Authorities are seeking answers to why the children of a mother accused of fatally stabbing her 8-year-old daughter had been allowed to remain in the home after abuse complaints. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Semeria Greene, 26, pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder on Thursday in the death of her daughter Tameria, who was found in her family’s apartment bleeding on Sunday after neighbors alerted police to an incident.

The Michigan Department of Human Services purports attempts had been made to remove the children from the home since 2010, but requests had been denied.

Judge Frank Szymanski, one of the judges who reportedly signed an order pertaining to the state’s petition regarding the removal of the children who remained in the home, is quoted by the AP as stating of the case, “I just looked at the file. … I want to get to the bottom of this. I’m concerned, absolutely… I need to see the transcript. We remove kids all the time.”

As noted in the report, there were a purported 386 homicides in Detroit in 2012.

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