The mother and stepfather of a 12-year-old boy accused of murder in the Grand Rapids area are scheduled for trial March 23 on child abuse charges.
Investigators are working to determine where and how the child died.
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.
The 12-year-old is charged with fatally stabbing a younger boy, at random, at a playground.
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.
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.
A memorial service is being planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.
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.
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.
“I gave him my phone and I heard him tell the 911 operator, ‘I just stabbed someone. Come and get me. I want to die.’ It was just a sad situation.”