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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

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No Injuries Reported Following Shootout At Ypsilanti Playground

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.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2014

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Traverse City Playground Closes After Arsenic Found

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2014

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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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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