A trial for a St. Clair Shores teenager accused of stabbing his "best friend" is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Macomb Circuit Court.
Shane Spatafore reportedly got in an argument Sept. 3 with his friend, grabbed a steak knife and stabbed him four times.
St. Clair Shores Police Detective Margaret Eidt stated during his arraignment that the force of the stabbings bent the knife blade, punctured a lung and may have caused internal bleeding.
Spatafore was later arrested and charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of malicious destruction of property. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison.
Defense attorney David Pietroski said his client was at his friend's house, and once the others at the sleepover started using a liquid acid, he went to bed.
"He didn't want to get involved," Pietroski said during a prior court hearing.
Pietroski said his client believes he was drugged while sleeping, which may have contributed to the assault.
Spatafore was initially given a $200,000 bond, but his attorney was able to have the bond reduced from to $75,000, or 10 percent. While the bond was reduced, 40th District Court Judge Joseph Oster attached a number of requirements.
In December, Pietroski was successful in further modifying Spatafore's bond to allow him to take classes at North Lake High School.
The trial is to begin at 8 a.m. before Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mary Chrzanowski in Mount Clemens, according to court records.
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