Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, will be charged as an adult for the stabbing death of 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke. The stabbing occurred on the playground of the Pinebrook Village mobile park in the 400 block of Bellewood SE in Kentwood, Mich. Police don’t have a motive for the stabbing.
The child is being identified because he is being charged as an adult. Lawhorn reportedly called 911 to report what he had done. Michael Conner Verkerke was repeatedly stabbed in the back Monday evening.
WZZM 13 reports witnesses told investigators that four kids were playing at the playground when Jamarion Lawhorn pulled out a knife and stabbed Verkerke.
Lawhorn is being held at the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center. No word on his parents. He also lived in the mobile park.