On Thursday, a jury in Oakland County, Michigan, convicted Megan Joyce Imirowicz, 19, for unlawfully using irritants that caused her father’s death. Konrad Imirowicz, 64, had been struggling with alcoholism and was too drunk to drive his daughter to the hair salon for her 18th birthday, prompting her to take matters into her own hands.
Megan Imirowicz threw lye powder and water on her father as he slept, leading to chemical burns across his body and eventually his death. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said, “This is a tragic case. The defendant lashed out in anger and wound up killing her father. I commend the prosecution team for the tremendous work that went into the prosecution and in securing justice for the victim in this case.”
Megan’s brother Austin Imirowicz and her mother, Joyce Conrad, testified at the trial. Austin revealed that Konrad had to undergo skin grafts and infections which led to the amputation of both his legs. He eventually died at home three days after being released from the hospital. He also testified about his sister’s call to him on the night of the incident, in which she asked for the PIN to their father’s ATM card to pay for a hotel room without inquiring about Konrad’s condition. Austin said, “I was angry – to show no care at all, to dismiss something so serious.” Megan Imirowicz has now been convicted and is facing up to life in prison when she is sentenced on July 25.