Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mother faces murder charges in stabbing of son

Atiya Nina Muhammed
The mother of a 3-year-old child has been arrested and is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of the boy.
Atiya Nina Muhammed, 26, was arrested May 6 after the child's decomposing body was discovered inside an Inkster home on Lehigh Street between Inkster and Beech Daly, south of Michigan Avenue. Officers and medics were called to the home at about 2:44 p.m. by concerned relatives who requested a welfare check on the mother and child. Officers discovered the deceased body of Muhammed's son, Zion Reid, in a back bedroom in a state of decomposition, according to a report from the office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

The child was transported to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office where it was determined that he died from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma injuries, according to the prosecutor's report.
Police initially reported Muhammed missing but she was arrested later the same day by officers from the Inkster Police Department with the assistance of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, a group of local law enforcement departments that work together to locate fugitives.
Muhammed has been charged with first degree premeditated murder, felony murder, child abuse first degree and torture.
She was arraigned on the charges, all felonies, by video in 34th District Court on Sunday, May 10.  Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of life in prison upon conviction.
Muhammed was remanded to the  Wayne County Jail by Inkster Police officers where she will remain until her next court appearance on the charges which is scheduled for May 27 before Judge Sabrina Johnson in the 22nd District Court in Inkster.