Plymouth Twp. teen charged in plot to kill family

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Plymouth Township — A 15-year-old girl and her adult boyfriend were charged Wednesday for allegedly trying to kill her family.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Roksana Sikorski as an adult and charged her boyfriend, Michael Angelo Rivera, 23, in connection with the stabbing of Sikorksi's 12-year-old brother around 2 a.m. Oct. 17 in the family's home in the 12800 block of Glenmore Court.

"Bluntly, it is rare for this office to charge a 15-year-old as an adult. However, the alleged facts in this case strongly warrant this decision. The alleged actions of this defendant and her co-defendant, to conspire to kill her entire family, are truly haunting," Worthy said Wednesday in a statement.

 Michael Angelo Rivera

Worthy said Sikorski and Rivera conspired to kill members of her family and then run away together. Rivera allegedly was outside the family's home sending his teenaged girlfriend text messages with instructions and pictures while she was inside the home.

Sikorski allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed her brother in the throat and then tried to stab her younger sister. Sikorski and her boyfriend then fled the scene after the boy was stabbed. Police were called to the house, where they met the mother, father, brother and younger sister.

The 12-year-old was taken to Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with multiple stab wounds to the neck, prosecutors said. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Police later arrested Sikorski and Rivera. No details on a motive or where and how the suspects were captured were released Wednesday. Police said they were "quickly" located.

Sikorski was charged Wednesday with four counts of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of assault with intent to murder. She is expected to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday in 35th District Court.

Rivera has been charged in the case and was arraigned Sunday on four counts of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of assault with intent to murder and one count of felonious assault. Rivera received a $100,000 cash/surety bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Oct. 31 before Plymouth District Judge Michael Gerou.

The case is reminiscent of the 2010 murder case in Yale in which 18-year-old Tia Skinner received life in prison along with her 19-year-old boyfriend, Jonathan Kurtz, and their 19-year-old friend, James Preston, for a murder plot that left her father, Paul Skinner, dead and mother, Mara, seriously injured from stab wounds.

Authorities say Skinner was angry at her parents for confiscating her cell phone and forbidding her to see Kurtz.

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