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August 23, 2014, 2:50 pm
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Springfield Mom Charged With Murder in Daughter's Death

A Springfield woman has now been formally charged with murder in the death of her one-year-old daughter.


The girl, Azalin Fite, was found dead inside an apartment at the MERCY Communities project on South 19th late last month.


Workers at the apartment complex also found the baby’s mother, 21-year-old Samaria Williams, incoherent and injured from what appear to be self-inflicted stab wounds.


Prosecutors believe Williams may have taken a drug overdose.


She was arrested after her release from the hospital.


Her defense lawyer has asked for a mental competency evaluation.

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