Prosecutors in Detroit. Michigan, say that when 15-year-old Roksana Sikorski stabbed her younger brother in the neck several times, it was only a prelude to a plan being carried out by the girl and her 23-year-old boyfriend to murder the teen girl’s entire family. After Sikorski stabbed her brother in the throat last Friday, she tried unsuccessfully to stab her younger sister. The 15-year-old stabbing suspect was arraigned in a suburban Detroit courtroom on the morning of Oct. 23 after being charged with one count of intent to murder and four counts of conspiracy to commit murder, according to ABC News. The teen girl was charged as an adult.
Facing the same charges, plus the additional charge of felonious assault, is the man Sikorski planned to run away with, Michael Rivera. Rivera is currently in jail on a $1 million bond. In a plot prosecutors described as “truly haunting,” Sikorski and Rivera wanted to kill the entire family and then run away together.
The teen girl’s parents said that their daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with Rivera. Because the girl is only 15 and still a minor, prosecutors might be filing additional sex charges against Rivera.
While the teen girl was stabbing her brother, prosecutors say that Rivera was outside the house communicating with Sikorski via cell phone. Allegedly, he was texting her, and sending her pictures and giving her step-by-step instructions on how to carry out her stabbing massacre.
Her little brother survived the murderous stabbing attempt. The Detroit Free Press reported that Sikorski’s 12-year-old brother required surgery at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, but that the boy is expected to make a complete recovery. It was the boy screaming while being stabbed by his sister that alerted the rest of the family to the fact that something was terribly wrong.
“He was using her to do his dirty work. She was under this man’s spell,” the girl’s mother told reporters after the hearing.
The couple said they adopted the girl and her two younger siblings from Poland when she was 4½ years old. They said she had been receiving treatment for depression.
Sikorski and Rivera ran away when the younger brother started screaming. The two star crossed lovers were apprehended in Detroit later that night. Sikorski and Rivera are both scheduled to appear for their preliminary hearings on Oct. 31.
The adoptive parents from Detroit said that their three kids had it rough in Poland and were all abused by their biological parents while they were still infants and toddlers. The Detroit parents said that the kids were beaten and locked in closets by their biological parents.