Saturday, March 24, 2012
A black mother faces life in prison for starving her daughter to death and dumping her body in the trash because the baby didn't fit in with the rest of the family
Tania Coleman, 21, has been convicted of first-degree murder in Erie, Pennsylvania for the demise of her 14-month-old child, whose decomposed body was found in a suitcase on the street. Coleman's child Alayja was deprived of food and drink because she was considered the family runt. The young girl was considered a problem for Coleman, who neglected the baby because Alayja did not share the same father as her two other daughters. Coleman intentionally starved the girl because Xavier Hollamon, the father of the woman's two other daughters, did not want Alayja to belong to the family and didn't like that she was small and couldn't walk.