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One of the most unforgettable stories of 2017, was the one shared by Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe on Facebook Live. For those who don’t know it by name, Jazzy talked about the hell she endured from her roommate. The roommate Brianna Brochu, 18-year-old White women, logged on to Instagram to admit to spitting in Jazzy’s coconut oil, licking her utensils, spearing period blood on her bookbag and placed her toothbrush in places where the sun don’t shine.

It was certainly one of the vilest stories I’ve ever heard.

Thanks to the Jazzy’s resourcefulness she was able to evade the University of Hartford’s apathy regarding the matter by taking the story to social media. Her video gained traction and the university eventually expelled Brochu. She was later arrested and charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief.
Days later, we learned that Brochu was facing hate crime charges as well.

Now, according to recent reports, Brochu, who referred to Jazzy as “the Jamaican Barbie” in her confessional Instagram post, will not be charged with a hate crime.

In November, Brochu told The Republican American that she acted foolishly but is not racist.

Her attorney Tom Stevens echoed the sentiments.

“I think that when it’s all said and done, what you’re going to see is that there was nothing racist that motivated this. These were two students who were placed together … who didn’t like each other … and it escalated.”

Prosecutors are still investigating and the case will continue on January 29.

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