nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=acm50ieupgradebanner_112313 network-banner-empty upgradeBanner
14
Search AOL Mail
AOL Mail
Video
Video
AOL Favorites
Favorites
Menu

Horrifying playground act leaves one dead

Boy, 12, Charged With Murder: 'No One Loves Me'


KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A neighbor in a Michigan mobile home park says she thought a group of children were just playing before she heard the screams of a 9-year-old after he was repeatedly stabbed in the back.

A 12-year-old boy is now facing a murder charge.

Barb Poelman says she usually hears laughter from the playground at Pinebrook Village in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids. Witnesses and authorities say Michael Conner Verkerke ran screaming to his home and collapsed bleeding on his porch before dying at a hospital.

Another neighbor says the 12-year-old boy used his phone to calmly call 911 and turn himself in. A not guilty plea was entered Tuesday at the boy's arraignment in juvenile court.

Residents and strangers gathered near the playground Tuesday night to hold a vigil and pray.

Join the discussion

1000|Characters 1000  Characters
pdbliz August 06 2014 at 5:52 AM

There are no moms and dads in the family anymore.!!!
White families about 26 % unmarried with children...
Black families,,71% unmarried with children.....
These are numbers taken from Bill Cosby....
Intercity Blacks,,are the highest rate without being legally married.
NO STAY HOME DAD,,,,,,Children need two parents........dad and mom...
But,,now,,,our GOVERMENT gives away to much money for unwed mothers ,,,just to keep breeding more for money...Cheap housing,,,,free benefits....and all government benefits...
Now,,,I am talking about all RACES,,,,,SO DO NOT GET BENT OUT OF SHAPE AND USE THE RACIST WORDS.!!!!
OUR GOVERMENT IS NOT THE FATHER OR MOTHER OF OUR CHILDREN...........WE ARE.!!!!!
STOP WELFARE ABUSE.!!!!!!

Flag Reply +71 rate up
20 replies
blackbelt.ron August 06 2014 at 7:27 AM

Please "ban guns" people --
Don't come out and say we need to "ban knives"..!
Just as we know the facts on guns.
"Guns don't kill - People kill"...
"It's not the gun - It's the person"...
And here
Is more proof...
"Knives don't kill - People kill"
"It's not the knife - it's the person"..
America needs
Easy obtainable mental healthcare,
Better family values (2 parent home)
And (in some areas) of America
A better cultural environment.

Flag Reply +53 rate up
9 replies
clarkkentdlyplnt August 06 2014 at 3:46 AM

The next generation of children desensitized by graphic television and video games.

Flag Reply +46 rate up
10 replies
balsitisf August 06 2014 at 7:58 AM

black boy killed white boy,,where is the riot??

Flag Reply +43 rate up
10 replies
Hi August 06 2014 at 5:50 AM

Where was his parents, has he not been taught better, he knew it was wrong and should be held accountable. Again, Parents need to take their children to church, and give up the second car and big house so mom can stay at home and watch and guide their children.
I have seen a change come over this country that is not good!

Flag Reply +40 rate up
9 replies
SCOTT !!!!!!!! August 06 2014 at 4:15 AM

Time for Pelosi, Fienstien and Obama to come out with a ban on all knives. Where is the left wing liberal out cry? The kids are being desensitized by what is being shoved down thier little brains. Sitting in front of these games all day long has got to hurt them. They need to get out and away from these games and just learn to play and not play these semi real games on thier computers.It would help with thier health and their mental health.

Flag Reply +33 rate up
11 replies
pdbliz August 06 2014 at 5:12 AM

THE NEWS FORGOT TO SAY,,,RACE OF STABBER ....OH....OH,,,,I BET I KNOW.!!!

Flag Reply +27 rate up
11 replies
aristocat101 August 06 2014 at 8:16 AM

What we need is parents with morals and intelligence that will raise their children to have respect for themselves and others, otherwise these parents need to be sterilized so they can not have any more children. We need to get rid of Obama and all democrats he is the worst President in our history and the last thing we need is another democrat getting elected like Hillary she is the female white Obama, just another lying greedy hypocrit

Flag Reply +24 rate up
5 replies
Peter J Kolovos August 06 2014 at 8:08 AM

After England banned the private ownership of firearms, knife crimes rose at an alarming rate. Now they are considering a ban on knives. They are currently interviewing chefs to see how long a knife must be in order for them to do their work in the kitchen, so they can determine a maximum limit for blade ownership. This crap will never end as long as humans are on this planet. People will continue to kill each other no matter what the tool used. Next it will be screwdrivers. What most people don't know that a 4 centimeter blade will puncture your heart. That's roughly 1.5" in length. Bans are nothing more than governmental control and feel-good legislation to placate the idiots in society.

Flag Reply +24 rate up
8 replies
cshae89546 August 06 2014 at 6:49 AM

America has to stop this knife violence. No long blades, points or cutting edges and the authorities need to screen and license knife owners.

Flag Reply +13 rate up
7 replies
aol~~ 1209600

Voting...

1414232232526

World Series

More From Our Partners