College student accused of defiling roommate's belongings isn't charged with hate crime

A Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings police initially labeled as a “hate crime” pleaded not guilty on Monday and won’t face additional bias charges.

Brianna Brochu, 18, of Harwinton, pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal mischief and breach of peace. The former University of Hartford student asked for a trail by jury and the case was continued to Jan. 29.

Brochu admitted in an Instagram post in October that she rubbed her dirty tampons on Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe’s backpack and put the roommate’s toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine.” She also licked Rowe’s plate, fork and spoon and mixed lotions together, FOX61 reported.

File-This Nov. 1, 2017,  fie photo released by the West Hartford Police Department shows University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu. The former Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate's belongings has avoided a hate crimes charge. Prosecutors did not file additional charges Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, against 18-year-old Brochu, of Harwinton. The state NAACP and other civil rights advocates had asked the state to add a hate crimes charge to the criminal mischief and breach of peace counts Brochu faces.  (West Hartford Police Department via AP, File)

Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student, is accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings.  (West Hartford Police Department)

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“She got me out of the room after a month of spitting in my coconut oil, putting my toothbrush in places the sun doesn’t shine, putting moldy clam dip in my lotion,” Rowe told the news station.

Rowe, who is black, told police that Brochu, who is white, “generally ignored her and treated her as a ghost,” the Hartford Courant reported. Rowe requested a roommate swap after the Instagram post.

Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings, makes a brief appearance in Hartford Superior court on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017,  with her attorney Tom Stevens. Her case was continued until January 29. Brochu, a Harwinton resident, has been charged by West Hartford police with breach of peace and criminal mischief.(Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant, Pool via AP)

Brochu makes a brief appearance in Hartford Superior Court on Monday.  (AP)

Representatives of the state NAACP and other civil rights advocates protested again in front of the courthouse on Monday, asking the state to add a hate crimes charge.

“We are very very disappointed with the prosecutors…not pressing this case hard enough,” NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile said. “They are not making this an urgent matter from where we sit.”

Brochu’s lawyer said the 18-year-old’s actions were not racially motivated. 

Fox News' Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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