His attacker was a 12-year-old black boy.
A funeral was held today for the unarmed Verkerke.
From our source we read:
The little brother of a nine-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home had touching and shockingly mature words to share at a memorial service Wednesday.
Kameron Verkerke, at just 7-years-old, told a packed church in Kent County that his brother Connor--who he helped get home in the wake of the tragedy--would have wanted his family to stay strong despite their pain.
'It's hard to go through this,' Kameron said. 'But he's in a better place, and we know that he doesn't want us to be sad all our life. We know he wants us to be happy, even though it's really hard to.'
After Kameron's beautiful speech, his mother Dani gave him a much deserved high-five as the mournful event continued.
Michael Connor Verkerke's 'life had barely begun,' Pastor Brad Kalajainen told the hundreds of mourners at Cornerstone Church.
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