Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 5, 2013

Coming Friday: No bond for Benzie mother


Traverse City Record-Eagle

— ELBERTA — An autistic teenager from Benzie County remains hospitalized after what authorities termed a failed murder-suicide attempt committed by her mother.

Kelli Stapleton, 45, of Elberta, was arrested and arraigned Thursday in 85th District Court on one count of attempted murder, Benzie Prosecutor Sara Swanson said. District Judge John Mead ordered Stapleton held without bond in the county jail.

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