Michigan Man Accused in Fork, Frozen Chicken Attacks Pleads Guilty

An Ypsilanti man accused of stabbing his mother with a fork and attacking a second woman with 10 pounds of frozen chicken has pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault.

Forty-year-old Frederick McKaney entered the plea Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court. Prosecutors dropped additional assault, larceny and other charges.

Prosecutors say McKaney stabbed his mother with a fork June 23 and later exchanged words with another woman as he rode a stolen bicycle. They say he hit her in the head with a plastic bag of frozen chicken, opening a wound that required five surgical staples to close.

McKaney will be sentenced Dec. 11. He faces up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

A message seeking comment was left for McKaney's attorney on Monday.