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      Stapleton appears in court, case delayed

      Kelli Stapleton's preliminary exam was expected to start Monday morning, but a new attorney recently took over the case and requested more time to look at it.

      The Benzie County mother accused of trying to kill herself and her 14-year-old daughter was back inside a courtroom Monday morning.

      Kelli Stapleton's preliminary exam was expected to start Monday morning, but a new attorney recently took over the case and requested more time to look at it.

      Stapleton and her daughter Isabelle were both found unconscious in the family van earlier this month. Two lit charcoal grills were also in the van that was found in the woods off of St. Pierre Road.

      45-year-old Stapleton is currently being held without bond in the Benzie County Jail for attempted homicide.