Sister of stabbing victims wants to know why

Emergency crews on scene of a triple stabbing at Brook Haven Mobile Home Park in Kent County. (Aug. 22, 2014)

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One victim in a triple stabbing in Plainfield Township Friday was still recovering in the hospital Monday, according to family.

Police said the stabbing happened around 1:15 a.m. Friday at Brook Haven Mobile Home Park, located in the 4700 block of West River Drive.

Officers told 24 Hour News 8 two men were arguing in the neighborhood before the suspect, 19-year-old Shane Windisch, stabbed three people.

Shane Brandell Windisch. (Courtesy the Kent County Correctional Facility - Aug. 22, 2014)
(Windisch – courtesy the Kent County Correctional Facility.)

Breina Shaver witnessed the stabbing and said two of the victims are her siblings, 26-year-old Kayla Shaver and 24-year-old Ryan Shaver. The third victim was a neighbor Breina Shaver called Mike. The group was spending time together in the Shaver home and had just met Windisch for the first time.

“Everybody was being calm, cool and collected, just watching music videos,” said Breina Shaver.

Shaver said things then took a violent turn.

“He hit the gentleman Mike and then also hit my brother, so that’s when my sister and I had to take him to the ground and hold him there for a second,” she said.

Shaver said Windisch got up and left, but then returned.

“When my sister went out to open the door, he did like a bear hug type of thing and got her in the back and drug her to the ground with him,” Shaver said.

Ryan Shaver and Mike were also stabbed and suffered minor injuries.

“I was able to pull the tip of the knife out of my brother’s back,” Breina Shaver said.

Kayla Shaver was seriously injured and was still in the hospital Monday. Breina Shaver said her sister suffered a collapsed lung. She is expected to survive.

“It’s just going to be a kind of long process. They say she’s got a little ways to go but she’s getting there. Just watching her sleep and she’s in so much pain, it’s just so hard,” Breina Shaver said.

She said she prays for Windisch, but is angry at him and wants to know his motive.

“I want to ask him what he would have done if he killed my sister, and knowing that my 8-year-old niece wouldn’t have had a mom and that I would have lost my sister — because it was almost to that point, we almost lost her,” she said.

Windisch has a criminal history dating back to 2010 when he was just 15 years old. He has been convicted of a number of offenses including armed robbery, domestic violence and assault and battery of a police officer.

Windisch was arraigned Monday on one count of assault with intent to commit murder and two counts of felonious assault in the stabbing. He is being held in the Kent County jail on $250,000 bond.

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