MIAMI, FL — A mother has been charged with smothering her four-year-old daughter on Halloween, placing her lifeless body in the trunk of her car for several days before finally attempting to dispose of the decomposing body in her apartment dumpster on Sunday, according to Miami-Dade police. The body of Tania Paige was discovered in the Tuscany Place Apartments dumpster around 12:45 p.m. The apartment complex is located at 25470 SW 137th Avenue not far from Homestead.
Thirty-one-year-old Tina Farrington was charged with first degree murder on Monday morning, according to Miami-Dade Police, who said that the child was murdered for talking back to her mother.
"The defendant became upset after hearing the victim talk back to her," according to court documents. "The defendant later lured the victim and her brother to her (defendant's) bedroom."