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Teen Charged With Murder After Father Dies From Injuries Suffered In Chemical Attack
Authorities have accused 18-year-old Megan Joyce Imirowicz of throwing a mixture of lye powder and water at her father at their Groveland Township home on Oct. 1, causing chemical burns on his head, torso and extremities.
A Michigan teenager is facing upgraded charges of murder after her father succumbed to injuries he suffered last year when she allegedly doused him with drain cleaner.
Megan Joyce Imirowicz, 18, had initially been facing charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for the alleged Oct. 1 attack, but the charges were upgraded by Oakland County Prosecutors Office after the 64-year-died from his injuries on March 6, according to The Oakland Press.
Imirowicz has been accused of throwing a mixture of lye powder—often used in drain cleaner—and water at her father at their Groveland Township home on Oct. 1, causing chemical burns on his head, torso and extremities.
Police say the teenager then left her father unconscious at their home. He was later found by a neighbor with burns all over his body, WDIV reports.
Investigators discovered lye powder on the couch at the home.
Imirowicz was identified as the suspect in the attack after Michigan State Police spoke with her father, who has not been publicly identified, at a hospital in Grand Blanc.
Authorities have not released a possible motive for the attack, according to The News & Observer.
The Michigan State Police referred Oxygen.com to the county prosecutor’s office, who did not immediately respond to a request for additional details on the allegations.
After the initial charges were lodged against her, Imirowicz had been released on bond; however, she was taken back into custody this month as a result of the murder charge.
She’s currently being held at the Oakland County Jail, WDIV reports.