"Where's the punishment for the crime?" Jazzy Rowe, who still suffers mentally and physically thanks to the abuse, said in a recent interview.
Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe spoke about her life after being terrorized and poisoned by her ex-roommate, former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu. Brochu will serve 200 community service hours and be placed on probation after physically and emotionally traumatizing Rowe when the pair lived together.
"This is a hate crime. Let's stop playing games," said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the NAACP Connecticut chapter.
Brianna Brochu, a white, former University of Hartford student who rubbed her used tampons on her Black roommate, Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe's, backpack and allegedly put Rowe's toothbrush in places "where the sun doesn't shine," will not face hate crime charges.
Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe's University of Hartford roommate used her bodily fluids to contaminate her possessions.
The hashtag #JusticeForJazzy prompted national attention to the plight of Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe, 18, a Black University of Hartford student, whose white roommate rubbed used tampons on her backpack and poisoned her body lotion, among other hateful incidents.