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Mother of 3 found dead in apartment; nearby child unharmed

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Tiffany Lamar's smile shines brightly in her pictures. Those who knew her said her children were her job.

"She was always smiling, she'd have her kids on her, just a really nice woman," said Neighbor Debra Stewart.

Her family now copes with the pain.

"She was a very loving mother," said cousin Eula Lipsey.

That is the way most will remember the 24 year old.

"She was a good person she didn't deserve to be killed like that," Lipsey said.

Plant City Police said Tiffany died from upper body trauma after getting into a domestic dispute with David Coleman.

Officers said after Coleman killed Tiffany, he went to his parent's house and they were suspicious.

"The parent asked him, they had an injury, it was determined it was a good time to contact the sheriff's office," said Sgt.Tray Towles.

Officers said they went to Tiffany's apartment to check on her, but when she didn't answer the door, they went in through a window and found her laying on the floor dead as her toddler slept in a nearby bedroom.

"It hurts knowing that she was brutally murdered like that and so young," Lipsey said.

Tiffany's three children are in custody of the Department of Children and Families. Tiffany's family would have gathered at her apartment tomorrow for her 25th birthday.

Instead, they gather to mourn.

"The kids are robbed from their mother at an early age. They're babies," Lipsey said.

Coleman was charged with 2nd degree murder with a weapon.

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