The legal professional for former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu, who is accused of harassing her roommate by defiling her things with fluids , said he will not expect hate crime charges to be filed in the event.
While standing beyond your Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday, legal professional Thomas Stevens explained he believed Brochu’s actions weren’t based on race, reported the Hartford Courant.
“I think this is sort of not the case that you all have already been fanning the flame on,” Stevens told the Courant. “I think when it’s all said and performed, what you’re gonna discover is there was nothing racial that motivated this.”
Brochu, who is white, told law enforcement that she and her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, who is Black, didn’t have a good romance. Brochu claimed Rowe posted videos of her snoring to sociable media in order to make fun of her.
Stevens believes the issues girls had were normal, college dorm problems.
“This is two students who were located together, I think randomly … who didn’t like each other, like has been happening since kids visited school and became roommates,” Stevens told reporters.
Even so, the NAACP and other activists possess stood behind Rowe, who thought Brochu’s activities caused her to have a throat infection. The NAACP needed Hartford prosecutors to record a hate crime charge against Brochu, but those charges possess not but been filed. Prosecutors said their decisions will be guided by the data and the law.
When she was initially questioned by law enforcement, Brochu admitted to licking Rowe’s plate, fork and spoon, putting bloodstream from a used tampon on her behalf backpack, and blending her lotions with other lotions from Rowe’s desk.
Stevens said that Brochu regrets what she did. And he doesn’t believe hate charges will become filed against Brochu because, “I don’t believe there’s proof that.”
“There is a tipping point that caused my client to accomplish whatever she did and it was when Ms. Rowe had taken some unflattering videotape of her and posted it,” Stevens advised the Courant. “And that for her was a tipping point.”