College Student Accused Of Poisoning Roommate

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(ABC News)–A Michigan college student has admitted poisoning her roommate with bleach, according to an affidavit obtained by ABC News.

Kayla Ashlyn Bonkowski, who attends Central Michigan University, is
accused of spraying bleach into her roommate's iced tea after an
argument over dirty dishes last month, Michigan State Police said in a
statement. The roommate, Emily Joseph, 20, filed a complaint against
Bonkowski, 19.

After the incident, Joseph sought medical treatment and has since
been released. Bonkowski, who hails from Mount Pleasant, Mich., was
arrested, posted bond, and is now due to be arraigned on December 10.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

According to the affidavit, Bonkowski “verbally admitted” to Michigan
State Trooper Douglas Hunt that “she put bleach in the drink” because
“Joseph is mean.” Bonkowski, according to the affidavit, stated that
“she knew that spraying the bleach was a serious thing.”

Steven Smith, a spokesman for the university, said in a statement that the school was waiting for more information on the case.

“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 said in a statement. “The university
continues to collect information and will follow the provisions of the
student code of conduct in addressing this matter.”

The Isabella County Prosecutor's Office and the Isabella County
Sheriff's Office both declined to comment on the case, referring
questions to the Michigan State Police.

Copyright 2012 by ABC News

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