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Man convicted in plot to kill teen girlfriend’s family

Associated Press

Detroit — A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in a plot to kill his teenage girlfriend’s siblings and her parents.

A Wayne County jury in Detroit announced its verdict Thursday against Michael Rivera.

Prosecutors say the 15-year-old girl stabbed her 12-year-old brother in the neck and tried to stab her younger sister Oct. 17 in their Plymouth Township home. Police say Rivera guided the girl from outside the house, advising her on what knife to use.

The girl’s trial on the same charges is set for Oct. 26. She is charged as an adult. Her parents say she and Rivera were lovers.

The Associated Press isn’t naming the girl or her family members.