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Two accused in death of 16-month-old Hamtramck girl

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities accused a Hamtramck couple in the death of their 16-month-old girl.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday her office has charged Christopher Scott Olinger, 23, and Asia Markham, 27, with first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in connection with the death of Markham’s toddler, Amina.

Olinger and Markham are scheduled to be arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Police were called to the couple’s home in the 2600 block of Commor in Hamtramck at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

Officers arrived and found Asia Markham outside of the home, holding her baby, who was unresponsive, according to authorities.

Emergency medical technicians transported the infant to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

cramirez@detroitnews.com