On May 9, 2020, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Atiya Nina Muhammed, 26, (DOB: 09/25/1993), of Inkster, in connection with the homicide of her three-year-old son, Zion Reid. On May 6, 2020 at 2:44 p.m., Inkster police and medics were dispatched to a home in the 26440 block of Lehigh in Inkster on a report that a deceased child was in the home.
They were met at the home by concerned relatives who went to the home to do a welfare check on the mother and child. Once inside, the police observed the deceased child in a back bedroom in a state of decomposition. 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.
The defendant was not at home and her location was unknown. The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team assisted the Inkster Police Department in locating the defendant. On May 6, 2020 she was taken into custody.
Defendant Muhammed has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder, Felony Murder, Child Abuse First Degree and Torture.* She was arraigned via video in the 34th District Court today and remanded to jail. The PCC is on May 20, 2020 and the Preliminary Examination is on May 27, 2020 before Judge Sabrina Johnson in 22nd District Court in Inkster. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Inkster Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.