Sentence Gives Teen Who Stabbed Boy To Death At Playground A Chance At Freedom At 21The defense argued that years of abuse at home had ruined the boy's mental health and overwhelmed his decisions, but the jury convicted him of first-degree murder.
Defense Portrays Teen As Deeply Troubled At Murder TrialThe 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.
Jurors Hear 911 Call In Murder Trial Of 13-Year-Old BoyWhen asked who was stabbed, the boy replied: "I don't know, I'm fed up with life."
Jury Selected In Murder Trial For 13-Year-Old Michigan BoyThe boy is charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground last year.
Defense Expert: 12-Year-Old Boy Incompetent For Murder TrialA psychiatric expert says a 12-year-old boy is incompetent to face trial in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.
Psychologist Believes Boy Is Competent To Stand Trial In Murder Of 9-Year-OldThe 12-year-old is charged with fatally stabbing a younger boy, at random, at a playground.
Michigan Faulted For Not Removing Abused BoyThe watchdog says child welfare workers confirmed in 2013 that the 12-year-old was physically abused by his mother and stepfather. Yet he and three siblings remained in their care in Kentwood.
Loved Ones Say Goodbye To Boy Killed At Playground A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground was remembered during a memorial service as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
Memorial Service Set For 9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old At PlaygroundA memorial service is being planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.
Document: 12-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Playground Murder Wanted To Go To Jail The delinquency petition filed in Kent County Circuit Court said the 12-year-old told investigators he's "bad and always does stupid things."
9-Year-Old Stabbed At Playground Tells Brother 'I'll Always Love You' In Dying BreathA 9-year-old boy who died after being repeatedly stabbed while playing with friends spoke about how much he loved his family as he was clinging to life.
12-Year-Old Michigan Boy Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Of 9-Year-Old The giggles associated with a playground vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who police said was repeatedly stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.