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Second boy facing charges as adult in slaying of 16-year-old

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Another boy arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old whose body was found in a Grand Rapids-area park is being charged as an adult.

Police say Michael White's body was found March 19 in Lions Park in Wyoming.

Authorities say 15-year-old boys from Wyoming and nearby Kentwood were arrested.

The boy from Wyoming was arraigned Friday. He and the Kentwood boy are facing open murder charges as adults.

The Grand Rapids Press reports the Wyoming boy was seen with White the night of March 18, when he was killed, and provided the weapon used in the killing.

Police haven't disclosed a motive for the killing.

The Kentwood boy told police he stabbed and beat White.

The Associated Press isn't naming the boys due to their age.

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