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Defense Portrays Teen As Deeply Troubled At Murder Trial

The stepfather of a 13-year-old boy who killed another boy at a park said he beat the teen with a belt, testimony that was intended to reinforce an insanity defense during the murder trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12 hours ago

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Jurors Hear 911 Call In Murder Trial Of 13-Year-Old Boy

When asked who was stabbed, the boy replied: “I don’t know, I’m fed up with life.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2015

Michael Connor Verkerke died after being stabbed at a playground near his home. (credit: Connor Verkerke Memorial/

Jury Selected In Murder Trial For 13-Year-Old Michigan Boy

The boy is charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/01/2015

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Judge Defends Himself In Baby Death Case, Says Overturning Murder Conviction Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’

A Jackson County judge says a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to throw out a murder conviction will have a “chilling effect” on judges statewide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2015

James Everett Lawrence Nelson (Facebook photo)

No Murder Charge Against Mom In Boy’s Death In Hot Van, Court Rules

The state appeals court won’t upset a decision that dismissed a second-degree murder charge against Audrionna Rhoades of Shelby Township.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

Adam Stevens (credit: MDOC, 2012)

Convicted Murderer To Get New Trial In Baby’s Death; Judge Asked Too Many Questions

The Supreme Court said the judge likely influenced the jury, especially when he acted like a prosecutor while questioning a defense expert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

Jordan Henry - Roger Schear (Booking Photos)

Wyandotte Mother, Boyfriend Charged After Toddler’s Death Ruled Homicide

A 26-year-old mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the beating death of the woman’s 2-year-old son.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2015

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Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Child’s Death

In a unanimous decision, the court says Leo Ackley was poorly served by a trial lawyer who failed to call any expert witnesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2015

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Judge Orders Murder Trial For Couple In Starving Of Girl, 5

Mackenzie had pneumonia and an infection, and her 3-year-old sister also was found malnourished, dehydrated and abused and weighed 17 pounds, authorities say.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2015

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Dad Facing Abuse Charges After Kids Get Sick From Suspected Marijuana-Laced Candy

Both children were lethargic, vomiting and experiencing hallucinations, police said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2015