Another mental evaluation ordered for Detroit mom in murder case

Published On: Feb 20 2013 12:31:26 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 20 2013 06:15:29 PM EST

A second independent evaluation has been ordered for Semeria Green, the Detroit mother accused of stabbing her 8-year-old daughter to death.


Semeria Green, a Detroit mother accused of stabbing her 8-year-old daughter to death, was found incompetent Wednesday to stand trial. However, a second independent evaluation has been ordered and the results are scheduled to be revealed in another hearing on May 29.

Greene is charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse in death of her daughter Tameria Greene.

--Tameria Greene

The girl was found dead Dec. 30, 2012, at the Martin Luther King Apartments in the 2200 block of E. Larned Street in Detroit. She had been stabbed in the chest.

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A petition filed in Wayne County Juvenile Court on behalf of the state Department of Human Services reveals that Tameria's 4-year-old brother witnessed her death.

Watch: Documents reveal more about slain Detroit girl's home life

The petition was filed in a neglect case involving Greene's other children -- four sons.

It says the boy told child advocacy workers that she "had a big knife and cut his sister and his mother killed Ti-Ti."

Watch: Court blunder blamed for lack of protection for 8-year-old stabbed by mother

Neighbors wonder if Detroit girl's death could have been prevented

--Vigil held for Tameria Greene

People living at the Martin Luther King Apartments say this is a death that could have been avoided.

"That little girl, every time I go to school every morning, when I take my daughter to school, that little girl went up to me and gave me a hug," said neighbor Dion Carter.

Carter said police had been at the home several times.

"I know they got that stuff on record. Look at the file, how many times were police here? There have been times when the door was wide open and the kids were in there by themselves," he said.

--Semeria Greene

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