According to court documents, a 19-year-old named Megan, who tragically poured a chemical drain cleaner on her sleeping father, resulting in severe injuries that eventually led to his passing six months later, has been released from court with a one-year sentence, taking into account time already served.
Megan allegedly carried out this act because her father, Conrad, was too intoxicated to drive her to a hair appointment. Despite the potential of a life sentence for her actions, Megan received a one-year prison term and five years of probation during her sentencing hearing.
She was found guilty of causing her father’s death through the use of harmful substances, a felony that could have led to life imprisonment or significant fines. However, her actual sentence turned out to be relatively lenient.
After spending 500 days in a suburban jail following her father’s death, Megan will now face strict probation conditions and be required to participate in an educational program. In court, she tearfully expressed her relief at the reduced sentence and her anticipation of reuniting with her family, expressing her surprise at the judge’s leniency. “I’m really happy I get to go home with my family,” she said, adding, “I’m excited.”
The incident involved Megan allegedly using lye powder and water to create a chemical reaction that caused severe burns to her father. Prosecutors argued that this was in response to her father’s failure to fulfill her request to take her to a hair appointment before her 18th birthday, as Conrad struggled with alcoholism.
According to police reports, Megan left her unconscious father on the couch at home before departing the scene. The family, already fractured, has been further devastated by these events, as Megan’s mother pleaded for compassion, citing the pre-existing challenges within their family dynamic.