A 22-year-old Michigan man who allegedly tried to kill his mother and stepfather may face life in prison if he is convicted. Under Michigan law, carrying any type of weapon with the intent to kill may result in allegations of serious weapons crimes. This man faces several charges, and his arraignment took place recently.
The man allegedly attacked his 42-year-old mother and 43-year-old stepfather on a Thursday afternoon at the beginning of July. His stepfather was apparently stabbed multiple times, and after being transported to a hospital, he was reportedly airlifted to another facility. The mother apparently suffered stab wounds to her face and was also hospitalized at a medical facility in Lansing, then transferred to another one. The police provided no details of the severity of the injuries.
The young man is facing charges of assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to commit murder. He also felony faces charges of assault,and misdemeanor aggravated domestic violence charges. The accused man remains in the Isabella County Jail a bond of $800,000 cash surety.
Michigan residents who are accused of weapons crimes likely recognize the importance of retaining the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Because every case has at least two sides to the story, there is often more to the charges than what is first reported. An attorney can launch an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the charges and otherwise search for exculpatory or mitigating evidence. This information may play a significant role in the criminal defense and the ultimate outcome of the case.
Source: mlive.com, "Mount Pleasant man accused of stabbing mother in face", Brad Devereaux, July 6, 2015