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.
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.
Police say between 10 and 12 shots were fired Tuesday in Parkridge Park near Perry Early Education Center and that officers arrested a 19-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who fled on foot.
More than 2,000 community members helped build the Kid’s Kove playground 18 years ago, but it hasn’t been properly maintained in recent years.
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.
The delinquency petition filed in Kent County Circuit Court said the 12-year-old told investigators he’s “bad and always does stupid things.”
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.