Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 24, 2014

Stapleton trial date scheduled

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — BEULAH — An Elberta woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has a trial date.

Nineteenth Circuit Court records state Kelli Rai Stapleton, 45, is scheduled for a six-day trial starting April 2.

Stapleton pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of attempted murder on Jan. 14. Authorities said she tried to kill herself and her daughter Issy, 14, on Sept. 3 by igniting two charcoal grills inside an enclosed van.