Candlelight vigil held for Detroit girl that was fatally stabbed - New York News

Candlelight vigil held for Detroit girl that was fatally stabbed

Posted: Updated:

By Taryn Asher
Fox 2 News

DETROIT (WJBK) -- A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday in memory of eight-year-old Tameria Greene, who would've turned nine on Wednesday.  Family, friends and concerned members of the community are grieving over the loss of an innocent child and the circumstances that led to her tragic death.

Police are still investigating what exactly happened inside an east side Detroit apartment on Larned early Sunday morning. Tameria was found lying on the kitchen floor. The medical examiner said she died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Police arrested Tameria's mother, but she still hasn't been charged with her daughter's murder. Meanwhile, her sister spoke out on her behalf claiming that she is a loving and caring mother, but she is also a victim of domestic violence and that police had been called to the apartment several times.

Relatives refused to be specific on what they believe played a role in Tameria's death, but neighbors were. They feel the system failed the family and claim the mother should have never had custody of her five young children, that she abused and neglected them, she had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and suffered from mental issues.

We've learned Child Protective Services had removed the children before.

"In the end, I still say the system failed these people because they have a record," said Sandrew King, who organized the vigil. "The sister said there [are] police records, there [are] CPS records. The system could've done something to prevent this."

As officials investigate what went wrong, Tameria's four brothers -- ages one, two, four and seven -- are back in foster care. 

Their paternal grandmother, Aliya Johnson, is worried now about their welfare.

"The system [does] know what they did, they definitely know what they did. The last thing I'm going to say it's a tragedy that should not have happened at all," she said.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
  • Some StubHub accounts breached

    Some StubHub accounts breached

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:34:20 GMT
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices