- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A memorial service is being planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.

Stroo Funeral Home says the service is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Church near Grand Rapids. A 12-year-old boy is accused of fatally stabbing Michael Connor Verkerke in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids, last Monday.

An obituary refers to the 9-year-old as Connor. Police say he ran home and collapsed on the porch after he was repeatedly stabbed and died at a hospital.

The Associated Press isn’t naming the boy who was charged with murder because of his age. He is designated as an adult in the juvenile court system, which would allow the boy, if convicted, to be sentenced as a juvenile and then as an adult once he turns 21.


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