Stapleton Trial Postponed Until September

An update on the case against a Benzie County mother accused of trying to kill her teenage daughter.

We had a crew in court today as Kelli Stapleton went before the judge, but it didn’t last long.

Last September, police found Stapleton and her daughter Issy inside their family van, near Elberta. Two charcoal grills were burning inside.

Issy was hospitalized for some time to recover.

The trial was supposed to go to trial this week, but that has been postponed until September 3rd to give the defense more time to prepare.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we continue to follow this trial.