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No Reason For Fatal Stabbing

Posted Saturday, August 9th 2014 @ 8am  by WOOD Radio news team

A court document says a 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a western Michigan playground told authorities he wanted to go to jail and did not know the victim.

A delinquency petition filed Friday in Kent County Circuit Court says the 12-year-old told investigators he's ``bad and always does stupid things.'' He added he thought he'd be killed ``for doing something like this.''

A message was left for the boy's attorney, Charles Boekeloo, who entered a not-guilty plea for his client Tuesday, a day after the stabbing of Michael Connor Verkerke in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.

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