Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate and contaminating the living space by smearing bodily fluids all over her roommate’s belongings, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of breach of peace and criminal mischief.
Brochu claimed that her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy Rowe,” who is black, was rude to her and posted videos online of her snoring, which prompted her to (allegedly) do disgusting things, like rub used tampons on Rowe’s backpack, lick Rowe’s utensils and contaminate Rowe’s lotions.
Brochu, according to the Hartford Courant, requested a jury trial, and the case is scheduled to continue after the new year on Jan. 29.
“Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/2 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons [on] her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn’t shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie,” Brochu wrote in the caption for photos posted on Instagram.
Even more alarmingly, Rowe described that she kept getting sick throughout the time when her living quarters were allegedly badly contaminated by her roommate from hell.
However, hate crime charges will apparently not be added.
“We are very very disappointed with the prosectors … not pressing this case hard enough,” NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile said, according to the Courant. “They are not making this an urgent matter from where we sit.”
On Monday, following the announcement, representatives of the NAACP again protested, voicing their concern over the lack of hate crime charges.
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