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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 950–09/03/2015

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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/gofundme.com)

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

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

Defense Expert: 12-Year-Old Boy Incompetent For Murder Trial

A 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2015

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Psychologist Believes Boy Is Competent To Stand Trial In Murder Of 9-Year-Old

The 12-year-old is charged with fatally stabbing a younger boy, at random, at a playground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2014

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Michigan Faulted For Not Removing Abused Boy

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2014

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

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2014

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

Memorial Service Set For 9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed By 12-Year-Old At Playground

A memorial service is being planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.

08/09/2014

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

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.”

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

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

9-Year-Old Stabbed At Playground Tells Brother ‘I’ll Always Love You’ In Dying Breath

A 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2014

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