Talia was stabbed 32 times by her mother, who also beat Talia's 5-year-old sister Jamie before setting the house on fire, which caused Jamie to burn to death.
- "Mother Charged in Death of Girl, 6." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): A1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994). May 25 1984. Web. 11 Oct. 2011.