Western Michigan Police Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding ManPolice say the 43-year-old man was threatening officers with a knife when he was shot. He later died at a hospital.
2 Boys Facing Charges As Adults In Slaying Of 16-Year-OldPolice haven't disclosed a motive for the killing, but one boy told investigators he stabbed and beat the victim.
No Charges After 3-Year-Old Finds Gun, Shoots Mother In HeadThe shooting happened Feb. 20 as the 26-year-old mother was cleaning an SUV.
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.
2 Charged With Abusing Boy Accused Of Fatal Playground Stabbing To Face TrialThe 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.
State Shuts Down In-Home Day Care Amid Child Death InvestigationInvestigators are working to determine where and how the child died.
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.

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