Roommate Poisoning: CMU Student Kayla Bonkowski Arrested And Charged For Bleach Poisoning Roommate
Central Michigan University student Kayla Ashlyn Bonkowski, 19, is charged with felony after poisoning roommate Emily Joseph, 20. Joseph filed a complaint stating that Bonkkowski had mixed bleach into her iced tea.
According to reports, the alleged poisoning sparked from an unpleasant conflict last month, says Michigan State Police. The conflict in question did not involve a love interest, a dispute over money, or even academic cheating. Disturbingly, the incident was simply sparked by conflict over dirty dishes.
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Serious cases of bleach poisoning can cause severe coughing irritations from the fumes, burning sensations from the mouth, throat, and even esophagus. Bleach poisoning can also cause chest pain, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and even shock. Damaged stomach and intestings can cause pain and vomiting. After the incident, Emily Joseph sought medical attention to treat the poisoning and has been released.
Central Michigan University responded to the incident by delivering an official statement: "CMU is aware of the situation and is still awaiting a police report from the Michigan State Police, which is leading the criminal investigation. The university continues to collect information and will follow the provisions of the student code of conduct in addressing this matter."
Kayla Ashlyn Bonkowski verbally admitted to Michigan State Trooper Douglas Hunt that she had sprayed bleach in the drink fully aware that it was "a serious thing." What's more, according to the affidavit, her motive was because "Joseph is mean."
Bonkowski has since been arrested, posted a bond, and is now due for a December 10 arraignment.
If found guilty, Bonkowski can face a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.
[Source: ABC News]
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