Tameria Greene's burial delayed, imam says bill not paid - KMSP-TV

Tameria Greene's burial delayed, imam says bill not paid

Posted: Updated:

By Alexis Wiley
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- The body of eight-year-old Tameria Greene was supposed to be laid to rest Thursday morning, but that didn't happen because we're told the family has yet to pay the bill.

"When I heard about this, it really hit hard because it's such a young girl.  Her birthday was going to be the next day," said Imam Abdullah Eh-Amin from the Muslim Center of Detroit.  "I felt just like everyone else, a lot of sorrow."

That's why Eh-Amin said he was more than willing to help the family of Tameria Greene.

Police say the child was murdered by her mother.  Rahman Funeral Home handled the body and the Muslim Center of Detroit handled the funeral service.  The imam said the funeral home donated a $2,000 casket.  The state will pitch in about $700 and $200 was collected at the service, so the family was left with a $1,500 bill.

"Right after the service, they were supposed to bring the money.  They kept saying they were going to bring the money, but it never materialized," Eh-Amin said.

"There had been so many different stories coming out of this family that we actually don't know what is going on.  We don't know who is in charge.  We don't know who is doing what.  All we know is we haven't been paid."

Family members did not return our calls for comment, but one thing is clear, this little girl who suffered so much in life deserves far better even in death.

The imam told me that Tameria's body will be buried regardless of whether the family ever pays that bill because she deserves at least that much respect.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Testimony: Renisha McBride pounded on homeowner's door before being fatally shot

    Testimony: Renisha McBride pounded on homeowner's door before being fatally shot

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:47:47 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) -- A former medical examiner sparred with a prosecutor Thursday over a wound on the hand of a woman who was fatally shot on a Detroit-area porch, telling jurors it seems to fit the defense's claim that Renisha McBride was pounding on the homeowner's doors before she was killed.Dr. Werner Spitz, a forensic pathologist, said photos of McBride's body show a "small superficial laceration" on her left hand. It "could have come from pounding on something," Spitz said.The testimony was ...
    DETROIT (AP) -- A former medical examiner sparred with a prosecutor Thursday over a wound on the hand of a woman who was fatally shot on a Detroit-area porch, telling jurors it seems to fit the defense's claim that Renisha McBride was pounding on the homeowner's doors before she was killed.Dr. Werner Spitz, a forensic pathologist, said photos of McBride's body show a "small superficial laceration" on her left hand. It "could have come from pounding on something," Spitz said.The testimony was ...
  • Twitter tussle erupts after Price traded from Tampa Bay to Detroit

    Twitter tussle erupts after Price traded from Tampa Bay to Detroit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:31:19 GMT
    A friendly scuffle broke out on Twitter after the news Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price was traded to Detroit.
    A friendly scuffle broke out on Twitter after the news Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price was traded to Detroit.
  • Dearborn man bound for trial for fatal soccer referee punch

    Dearborn man bound for trial for fatal soccer referee punch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:14:05 GMT
    A Dearborn man will see a trial for second degree murder, accused of killing a soccer referee with one punch.Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad was bound over for trial in the death of John Bienewicz in 16th District Court today.Saad was ejected from an adult soccer game in Livonia -- when witnesses say he turned around and punched Bienewicz in the face June 29 .A Wayne County medical examiner testified that Bienewicz lost consciousness before he hit the ground.The defense said that it was a competitive ...
    A Dearborn man will see a trial for second degree murder, accused of killing a soccer referee with one punch.Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad was bound over for trial in the death of John Bienewicz in 16th District Court today.Saad was ejected from an adult soccer game in Livonia -- when witnesses say he turned around and punched Bienewicz in the face June 29 .A Wayne County medical examiner testified that Bienewicz lost consciousness before he hit the ground.The defense said that it was a competitive ...
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

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