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Sentencing set for next month for Michigan mother accused of trying to kill autistic daughter

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BEULAH, Michigan — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter after writing online about the family's struggles to raise her is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1tGUGCn ) that Kelli Stapleton's hearing is Oct. 6 in Benzie County Circuit Court and could continue Oct. 7.

The 46-year-old pleaded guilty last week to first-degree child abuse, a day before she was scheduled for trial on a charge of attempted murder.

Police say she drove daughter her Isabelle to an isolated spot last year, gave her sleep-inducing medication and ignited charcoal in two grills inside a van, intending to kill both of them.

Authorities say the girl has recovered after suffering carbon-monoxide poisoning that left her in a coma for several days.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com

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