A white Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings into a probation program. According to the Hartford judge, 18-year-old Brianna Brochu’s request to accelerated rehabilitation could result in criminal charges.
Misdemeanor criminal mischief charges will be erased if Brochu completes two years of probation and 200 community service hours. A university student of Hartford wrote on Instagram, “after rubbing used tampons on her roommate’s backpack and putting her roommate’s toothbrush where the sun does not shine.”
Brianna Brochu is a former university student and accused of harassing her roommate by smearing body fluid on the roommate’s backpack. She cries on 12t March 2018 in Hartford on Monday.
The former roommate Jazzy Rowe speaks at Brochu’s hearing in court in Hartford on Monday.
According to Rowe, she did not oppose the request of Brochu for accelerated rehabilitation. She is seen above leading the courtroom.
Rowe joins a prayer circle outside the court with local clergy and NAACP members, where Brochu received accelerated rehabilitation. According to police, she called her roommate Jamaican barbie and wrote that she put oldy clam dip in lotions and spit in her coconut oil.
Channel Rowe said she developed throat pain. She attended the hearing and did not oppose the probation program. Moreover, she also said she hoped Brochu would change her ways.
These are called hate crime charges. President Scot X Esdaile called it blatant racism; however, Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy said there was no evidence of hate crimes.
Brianna Brochu boasted about how she tormented her roommate on Instagram when she moved out and referred to her as Jamaican Barbie.
Brianna was expelled from the university, and her lawyer said that the abuse was not racially motivated. Tom Stevens, attorney of Brochu said, she and Rowe have a falling out, and her actions were not racially motivated.
Both asked school officials for a change in a roommate. Stevens apologized on behalf of Brianna and wanted to apologize sooner. Moreover, he advised her not to because of a potential civil lawsuit.
Brochu of Harwinton told police her actions were in retaliation for Rowe’s rude behavior, and Rowe posted videos of her sleeping and making fun of her snoring.
She told authorities that she did put tampons on Rowe’s back and licked Rowe’s plate, fork and spoon but denied doing anything else.A police report said she lied in the Instagram post in an attempt to appear funny.
Brianna’s lawyer said the case of two young students simply not getting along after being randomly placed together.