‘I’m not guilty’: White freshman who rubbed used tampons on her black roommate’s bag enters plea
She’s charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace
Brianna Brochu, the white freshman who poisoned her black roommate and harassed her with used tampons, has pleaded not guilty to criminal mischief and breach of peace.
She posted on Instagram about she tried to get her roommate sick by rubbing tampon blood on Chennel Rowe's bag, pouring moldy clam dip into her face lotion, spitting in her coconut oil and inserting her toothbrush "where the sun doesn't shine."
Criminal mischief and breach of peace carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a potential fine. Campaigners are pushing for an additional hate crime charge to be added.
Brochu asked for a trial by jury and the case was continued to January 29.
Brochu boasted about how she “finally got rid of her roommate,” who she referred to as “Jamaican Barbie.” She also made fun of Rowe's weave and captioned a photo with "this bitch legit bought a box of fucking hair."
Brochu's attorney Tom Stevens told reporters: "When this is all said and done, what you're gonna see is there was nothing racial that motivated this."
Speaking to babe, Rowe said she was still recovering from Brochu's attempts to poison her. She told us how she continued to travel to New York for doctors' appointments well into November.
"The girl committed multiple crimes. Multiple!" she said. Getting tired of waiting for a response at last from law enforcement, she added: "I have been waiting since the 17th you guys found out on the 30th. Like you guys wanting updates, so do I."
Her boyfriend Brad Forsyth added: “It’s out there right now, I’ll just leave it up to hands of the law to get some justice for my girlfriend.”
Rowe's ordeal first came to light after she posted a video on Facebook explaining how Brochu tampered with her belongings.
So this is what happened….
Posted by Jazzy Rowe on Monday, October 30, 2017
“It started with throat pain,” she said. “I thought maybe because it’s colder up here, I’m just catching a cold. After a month it got to the point where I had extreme throat pain that I couldn’t sleep, to the point where I couldn’t speak.”
Brochu revealed how she made Rowe sick in a post on Instagram, which explained how she had been trying to "get rid" of her for six weeks.
Rowe then discovered Snapchat images of Rowe's period blood on her bag, circled in red:
A Snapchat video obtained by a local Fox News channel showed Brochu unscrewing Rowe's coconut oil, describing how she would later spit in it.
Brochu was expelled from the University of Hartford and told that she would "not be returning."
In a statement, Hartford President Greg Woodward condemned what he called a “deeply upsetting” incident of bullying.
“Let me be clear: the accused student’s behavior was reprehensible and does not reflect the values of our institution,” he said. “Let me also be clear that I am confident the University has taken all steps to pursue this matter seriously, and will continue to do so.”
The trial continues.
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