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Trial to start for Mich. teen in father's slaying

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - The trial for the third person charged in the fatal stabbing of a Yale man is expected to start in Port Huron.

Tia Skinner will be in St. Clair County Circuit Court Tuesday in the slaying of her father. The 18-year-old is charged with murder.

Paul Skinner was stabbed to death in November. His wife, Mara, was seriously wounded in the attack.

Prosecutors allege Tia Skinner was angry at her parents for forbidding her from seeing Jonathan Kurtz and confiscating her cell phone after finding texts from him. Authorities said Kurtz and James Preston broke into the Skinner's home and attacked the couple when Tia Skinner was in the basement watching a movie.

Kurtz was convicted in June. Preston was convicted last month. They will be sentenced in September.

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