28, Aug 2014 - Benzie, MI Lawyers for mother of autistic girl want off case
BEULAH, Mich. — Lawyers representing a northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter have asked to withdraw from the case. But the Traverse City Record-Eagle says a judge denied the request on Tuesday. Kelli Stapleton is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 3 in Benzie County Circuit Court.
28, Aug 2014 - Benzie, MI Michigan woman pleads guilty in newborn's death
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman accused of killing her newborn at a northern Michigan campground has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Alyce Morales made the plea Tuesday in Benzie County Circuit Court. In exchange, a murder charge was dropped.