Judge sets hearing for convicted Plymouth Twp. teen

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

A Wayne County judge Friday set a date for lawyers for convicted Plymouth Township teen Roksana Sikorski to withdraw her guilty plea in a plot to kill her family.

Sikorski was sentenced in March to 10-20 years behind bars for a plot, hatched with her adult boyfriend, to kill her family nearly two years ago while they slept.

At her sentencing, Sikorski, who had recently turned 17, tearfully apologized to her adoptive parents, Jeffrey and Laurene Sikorski, for the October 2014 incident and for “not being the daughter they wished I would be.”

She pleaded guilty in February to assault with intent to murder. Sikorski stabbed her younger brother — who has since recovered — and fled out a window after her sister saw what she was doing and screamed.

Laurene Sikorski asked Wayne County Circuit Judge James Callahan for leniency in sentencing her daughter.

“Roxie was misled and used” by her older boyfriend, who was 22 at the time of the attack, Laurene Sikorski said.

“Nothing will benefit this child by sending her to jail,” she said. “She made some poor choices which led her to this conviction.”

The mother said her daughter “had limited guidance” in making a decision on the plea deal which brought her the 10- to 20-year prison sentence saying, “I question my daughter’s understanding of the plea deal.”

Callahan set a Jan. 6 hearing date for his successor, Judge Thomas Hathaway to hear the motion to withdraw the guilty plea.

Sikorski’s former boyfriend, Michael Rivera, is serving a life sentence for the plan to kill Roksana Sikorski’s parents and two younger siblings.

Authorities say he texted instructions to his girlfriend: “ ... stab like ... ur (sic) cutting a tomato.”

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