DETROIT (AP) — A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit mother charged with fatally stabbing her daughter three days before the girl's ninth birthday.
Semeria Greene remained silent during her brief first court appearance Thursday. She will stay in jail without bail on the murder charge.
Tameria Greene was found bleeding Sunday on the floor of the family's apartment.
State officials say they tried to have Tameria and four siblings removed from their home but the request was denied in November. Wayne County Judge Frank Szymanski says the case was assigned to him but he had no direct role.
Szymanski says a Family Division referee held a hearing on Nov. 28 and recommended the children remain at home with services from the state. A trial was set. Szymanski signed the order.