A Michigan teen was sentenced to 10 to 20 years of jail time for plotting to kill her family about two years ago.
Roksana Sikorski, who recently turned 17, made the plan with her boyfriend Michael Rivera.
In February, she pleaded guilty to assault with intent to murder after she stabbed her younger brother and escaped through the window. Roksana, who was 15 years old at the time, also tried to stab her sister. During this time, Rivera was standing outside and waiting for her, sending her instructions through text messages.
In the messages, Rivera was instructing how to carry out the murder. His messages included instruction about cutting the brother’s throat “like a tomato,” a diagram of the throat and some more “tips” ensuring that the victims would stop breathing.
Roksana apologized to the parents, Jeffrey and Laurene Sikorksi, for the incident and for “not being the daughter they wished I would be,” the Detroit News reported. Roksana’s attorney, Leslie Posner, said the parents believe Rivera persuaded their daughter to commit the killing so he would not face prosecution to have sex with a minor.
Rivera has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and conspiracy, CBS News reported. Additionally, he has also been sentenced to criminal sexual conduct charges for having a relationship with Roksana.
Laurene said her daughter “was misled and used” by Rivera. She asked the Wayne County Circuit Judge James Callahan for leniency. “Nothing will benefit this child by sending her to jail,” Laurene said. “She made some poor choices which led her to this conviction,” she said.
Jeffrey expressed his concerns over the case, saying he is worried about his daughter being in prison. “She’s vulnerable. She’s young,” he said. He also added he was “disgusted” over what the case had become.
Roksana and her brother and sister were adopted by the Sikorskis from an orphanage in Poland.