Sister’s stabbing brings blend of juvenile detention, prison

Maxwell Hilton (Undated Instagram photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids-area teenager who repeatedly stabbed his sister will spend time in a juvenile detention center and then prison.

The 15-year-old, who 24 Hour News 8 has previously identified as Maxwell Hilton, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in August and appeared in Kent County court Tuesday for his sentence. The Grand Rapids Press says his sister told him that she loves him and misses him.

Sheriff’s deputies found the 13-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds last March at the family’s home in Caledonia Township, south of Grand Rapids.

Maxwell’s sentence calls for between nine and 15 years incarceration, split between a juvenile facility and prison. Prosecutor Laura Clifton says Maxwell could spend about three years in prison if he does well in juvenile detention. He’ll be evaluated after age 19.

The teen says he’s “going to work hard” to understand why he stabbed his sister.

–24 Hour News 8 contributed to this report.

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