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Father of Issy Stapleton fighting to keep his kids
BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Just weeks after police say his wife tried to kill herself and their teenage daughter, a Michigan man has told Newschannel 3 that he is fighting to keep his children.
Matt Stapleton says he's being investigated by the Department of Human Services.
The agency filed a petition Wednesday to get jurisdiction over 14-year-old Issy Stapleton and her two siblings.
The Benzie County Prosecutor says DHS wants to keep an eye on the relationship Kelli Stapleton has with her kids.
Kelli is charged with attempted murder after police say she lit charcoal grills inside a van on September 3, just days after she picked Issy up from an autism treatment center in Portage.
Issy is now at home recovering.
Newschannel 3 featured the Stapleton's story last year, as the family coped with Issy's violent outbursts related to a severe form of autism.
Kelli Stapleton is due back in a Benzie County courtroom on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.