Two people charged with murder, child abuse in death of 16-month-old girl in Hamtramck

Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 17:39:16-04

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has charged two people in connection with the death of a 16-month-old girl.

Christopher Scott Olinger and Asia Markham have been both charge with First Degree Murder and First Degree Child Abuse in the death of Amina Markham. Amina was Asia Markham's daughter.

Hamtramck police were called to a home in the 2600 block of Commor on Tuesday to a 911 call about a baby not breathing. 

Officials say the found Asia Markham outside, holding her unresponsive infant. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy showed that the child died from blunt force trauma to the chest and was ruled a homicide.

Olinger and Markham are set to be arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus.