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September 5, 2013

Benzie mother arrested on attempted murder charge

GRAND RAPIDS — Authorities this afternoon arrested a Benzie County woman on an attempted murder charge.

Kelli Stapleton, 45, of Elberta is expected to be arraigned Friday in 85th District Court. Stapleton and her daughter Issy, 14, were hospitalized Tuesday for carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday from what authorities call a failed murder-suicide attempt.

They were reported missing and eventually found inside a closed van with two portable charcoal grills that had been lit.

Issy remains hospitalized in Grand Rapids. Stapleton is being transported to Benzie County jail.

Read more in Friday's Record-Eagle.


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