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Kelli Stapleton to undergo another mental exam

Kelli Stapleton
Kelli Stapleton

BENZIE COUNTY (WKZO) -- A Battle Creek native accused of trying to commit suicide and kill her autistic daughter at the same time will undergo a “criminal responsibility evaluation” to try to determine her state of mind at the time of the alleged murder/suicide last September.

After many difficult years of trying to raise her daughter Isabelle, who is learning disabled and can be violent, Kelli Stapleton allegedly lit two charcoal grills inside their closed van and intended to end it all.

Stapleton has already been found mentally competent to stand trial for attempted murder.

She is being held on 1.5-million dollars bond in the Benzie County Jail.