17-year-old charged in deadly stabbing of Ionia teen

Kyler Bogert's mug shot. (Courtesy photo)

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old from Ionia has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old.

Tuesday, Kyler Bogert was charged with one count of open murder. His bond was denied, according to the Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office. If he is found guilty, Bogert faces life in prison.

Branch Street, Ionia, homicide
Police block off part of Branch Street in Ionia as they investigate the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old. (June 26, 2017)

The Ionia Department of Public Safety says the victim was stabbed in the neck during fight on Monday afternoon, though it’s not yet known what caused that fight.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, but police said he was from Ionia.

Bogert is scheduled to be back in court on July 10 for a probable cause hearing.

CORRECTION: The story originally reported the suspect’s name incorrectly, it has since been corrected.