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Detroit mother due in court in fatal stabbing of her 8-year-old daughter

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, Dornecia Helms, of Detroit places up balloons on the door step of an eight year-old stabbing victim Tameria Greene at the Martin Luther King Apartments, in Detroit. Semeria Greene was charged Wednesday with felony murder in the stabbing death of her daughter Tameria Greene, at their Detroit home just days before the girl's 9th birthday. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Andre J. Jackson)  DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, Dornecia Helms, of Detroit places up balloons on the door step of an eight year-old stabbing victim Tameria Greene at the Martin Luther King Apartments, in Detroit. Semeria Greene was charged Wednesday with felony murder in the stabbing death of her daughter Tameria Greene, at their Detroit home just days before the girl's 9th birthday. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Andre J. Jackson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A 26-year-old Detroit mother of five is making her first court appearance on a murder charge in the stabbing death of her 8-year-old daughter.

Tameria Greene was found bleeding early Sunday on the floor of the family's apartment. Mother Semeria Greene was arrested and her four sons were taken into protective custody. Greene is due to be arraigned Thursday afternoon on felony murder and child abuse charges.

Michigan's human service director Maura Corrigan says family, friends and neighbors had complained to her agency about Greene's treatment of her five children. Corrigan says child welfare workers had tried repeatedly to remove them from Greene's care in the past two years.

Corrigan says a court denied the last request one month before Tameria's death. The girl would have turned 9 on Wednesday.