CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old western Michigan boy was ordered held Monday as authorities investigate the stabbing of his 13-year-old sister in their Caledonia Township home.
Kent County Family Court Referee Lynn Perry made the ruling while acting on a motion from prosecutors, The Grand Rapids Press reported (http://bit.ly/1Lkghdo ).
Sheriff's deputies found the girl with multiple stab wounds about 1 p.m. Saturday after her 15-year-old brother called 911. She was taken by an emergency helicopter to a Grand Rapids hospital. Authorities have not released her condition.
Her brother was arrested Saturday at their home, southeast of Grand Rapids. Their names haven't been released.
The boy, who does not have a prior criminal record, could be charged with assault with intent to murder. Authorities have not decided whether he will be charged as an adult or a juvenile.
"We take a whole bunch of factors into consideration," Assistant Prosecutor Laura Clifton said after Monday's hearing. "It's a serious charging decision, so that's why we want five days to gather all the information to make that decision. We need more statements from different people. More gathering of evidence."
The girl had stab wounds over her body, Clifton added.
"She'll probably survive for the grace of God," Clifton said.
Their father was at work when the stabbing happened, according to WOOD-TV.
A prayer vigil was held Sunday outside Caledonia High School's football stadium for the 13-year-old girl. Both siblings attend schools in the district.