A Michigan teenager was convicted on Thursday for the death of her father after she poured drain cleaner on him while he was sleeping. The tragic incident unfolded due to her father’s failure to fulfill his commitment to taking her to a hair salon on her 18th birthday.
Nineteen-year-old Megan Joyce Imirowicz was found guilty by an Oakland County jury on charges of unlawfully using irritants that led to the demise of her 64-year-old father, Konrad Imirowicz, on October 1, 2021.
Additionally, she was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. According to the prosecution, Megan’s father, who was battling alcoholism, was intoxicated and unable to fulfill his promise of driving her to the salon.
In a fit of anger, the enraged teenager poured a mixture of lye powder and water onto her sleeping father, who was on a sofa in their Ortonville residence, located northwest of Detroit.
The attack resulted in severe chemical burns all over her father’s body, and sadly, he succumbed to his injuries five months later. Upon hearing the verdict, the defendant burst into tears, overwhelmed with emotions.
She now awaits her sentencing, scheduled for July 25. “This is a tragic case. The defendant acted out of anger and ended up causing her father’s death,” stated Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald. “I commend the prosecution team for their tremendous efforts in securing justice for the victim in this case.”
During the four-day trial, both the defendant’s brother, Austin Imirowicz, and her mother, Joyce Conrad, provided gripping testimonies recounting their experiences and observations related to the case, as reported by NBC News.