On Monday, a Hartford judge declared 18-year-old Brianna Brochu eligible for the accelerated rehabilitation program. Upon completion, the former Connecticut University student’s criminal record will be expunged. The teen was accused last year of smearing bodily fluids on her former roommate’s belongings after the woman posted a video on Facebook of Brochu snoring.
Connecticut Student Accused of Committing a Hate Crime
A year before, Brianna Brochu, then a Connecticut University student, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after Chennel Rowe, Brochu’s former roommate, told the authorities that the woman bragged about smearing her belonging bloody tampons.
According to the woman’s arrest warrant, the ex-Connecticut student had a fallout with Rowe, after the latter posted a video on Facebook in which she made fun of Brochu’s snoring. In retaliation, Brochu filmed herself which rubbing bloody tampons on Rowe’s backpack and inserting her roommate’s toothbrush into her anus.
Furthermore, the former Connecticut student admitted to putting foul clam dip into Rowe’s body lotions, spitting in the coconut oil she was using. And to topple it all off, Brochu also told her roommate that she licked her tableware.
On Monday, the court decided to grant Brochu her request for accelerated habilitation. Since Brochu’s deed was listed as a misdemeanor, her court record could be wiped clean if she completes 200 hours of community service and two years of probation.
Although several civil rights advocates opposed the judge’s decision, demanding as the teen be trialed for a hate crime, Gail Hardy, the Hartford State Attorney who presided over Brochu’s trial, declared that revenge was the common denominator and that there are no indications that Brochu’s deeds might have been fueled by race.
Following the ruling, Brochu conveyed her apologies to Rowe via her lawyer.
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