DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The younger brother of an 8-year-old girl told children’s advocacy workers he watched as she was stabbed to death in their Detroit home.

Semeria Greene, 27, is charged with murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of her daughter, Tameria, who was found dead last Sunday.

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

The petition was filed in a neglect case involving Greene’s 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.”

An autopsy determined that the girl died of a single stab wound to the chest

The state wants to end Greene’s parental rights to her other children, ages 7, 4, 2 and 1. They are currently in the care of Child Protective Services.

Greene is being held without bond in the murder case. A pretrial hearing is set for Jan. 24.

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