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2 Charged With Abusing Boy Accused Of Fatal Playground Stabbing To Face Trial

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2015

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State Shuts Down In-Home Day Care Amid Child Death Investigation

Investigators are working to determine where and how the child died.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2015

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)

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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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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

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9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Stabbed By 12-Year-Old Boy At Playground

“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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2014

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