Funeral held for boy killed by mother

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Friends and family gathered today to say a final farewell to a 4-year-old St. Petersburg boy.

Joseph Artis died last week after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother, 40-year-old Tasha Tomeka Trotter, at the Jordan Park Apartment complex.

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Joseph's funeral was at the Wildwood Community Center in St. Petersburg. More than 100 people showed up to pay their respects, including St. Petersburg councilman Wengay Newton. He says the family needs supports as they continue to mourn their tragic loss.

Tasha Trotter has been charged with first degree murder. She reportedly has a history of mental illness.


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