9-Year-old dies after playground stabbing

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- Two boys were playing on a playground in their Michigan mobile-home park when police say one of the boys took out a knife and stabbed the other one in the back.


The 9-year-old who was stabbed later died of his injuries.


Police are still trying to make sense of the incident.


"It's very difficult to understand. And I think all of us have children have a difficult time understanding how and why this occurs," said Chief Thomas Hillen.

Police have identified the 12-year-old as Jamarion Lawhorn.

He will be charged as an adult.

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