- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to killing his 21-year-old cousin while trying to rape her last year in western Michigan.

The teen was charged as an adult in the June death of Kassandra Keyzer in Allegan County’s Wayland Township. He pleaded guilty Monday to felony murder and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

His plea comes with an agreement that he will not face life in prison without a chance for parole. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of 40 to 60 years.

Police say Keyzer was found dead with deep lacerations, including a stab wound to her neck, and her clothing had seemed to be cut off. According to authorities, the teen’s grandmother was slashed in the neck but survived. She died of cancer in December.

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