Update: Second suspect charged as an adult in Wyoming teen’s death

As the family and friends of Michael White gather for his memorial service today, a second teen has been charged as an adult in connection to White’s death.


Quentin Schafer, 15, of Wyoming, was arraigned this morning in Wyoming District Court on charges of open murder as an adult. Carlos Delgado, 15, of Kentwood, was charged on Wednesday as an adult with open murder. Both teens have criminal records.


White’s body was found Saturday at Wyoming’s Lions Park by a resident who was walking his dog. White, 16, of Wyoming, had suffered head trauma. Delgado was arrested the next day and Schafer was arrested on Monday, March 21, during a traffic stop in Grand Rapids.


According to earlier reports and court records, Delgado has confessed to beating and stabbing White. Delgado allegedly made incriminating comments on Facebook according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in court. Also according to reports and court records, Shafer was last seen with White and allegedly has made incriminating comments to others.


No motive was revealed nor have police commented on one.


There has been an outpouring of support from the community with a vigil held at the skateboard park at Prairie Park earlier this week. Friends have taken to Facebook talking about what a big heart White had and how sadden they are about his passing. School officials have stated they have made social workers available for students and staff.