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      Stapleton's bond set at $1.5 million

      The mother accused of attempting to kill her 14-year-old daughter has been placed on a bond of $1.5 million.

      The mother accused of attempting to kill her 14-year-old daughter has been placed on a bond of $1.5 million.

      Kelli Stapleton appeared in a Benzie County court so that the recent ruling the she is competent to stand trial would be put on record.

      During the proceeding the prosecution asked that Stapleton continue to be kept in jail without bond.

      District Judge John Mead ruled that it would be unconstitutional to keep Stapleton in jail without bond because she is no longer considered to be a threat to herself. The bond was set at $1,500,000.

      The bond came with conditions including Stapleton can not have contact with her children if released.

      Stapleton is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly attempted to kill herself and her daughter, Isabelle.

      She was ordered to go through a competency evaluation before it would be determined if she would face trial.