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Mother of girl with autism arraigned for attempted murder in Benzie Co.
BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Michigan mother accused of trying to kill herself and her daughter who has autism is expected to be in court Friday morning.
State Police say on Tuesday, 45-year-old Kelli Stapleton tried to kill herself and her 14-year-old daughter Issy.
Deputies found the pair inside a van in Benzie County, unconscious from carbon monoxide poisoning.
It happened just days after Stapleton picked her daughter up from an autism treatment program in Portage.
Issy has a rare form of autism, and is prone to very violent outbursts.
Newschannel 3 profiled the family earlier this year.
Jessica Wheeler joined us in the newsroom with the latest on the investigation.