CMU student waives hearing in poisoning case

Authorities: Central Michigan University student tried to poison roommate with bleach in iced tea

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - A Central Michigan University student who authorities say tried to poison a roommate at their apartment following a dispute about dirty dishes has waived a key court hearing. reports Kayla Bonkowski of Sterling Heights waived a preliminary examination scheduled for Thursday. She's due back in court in January for a pre-trial hearing.
Bonkowski was charged earlier this month in an Isabella County court with a felony poisoning charge in the November incident.
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Authorities say they believe Bonkowski put bleach in a glass of iced tea at the apartment in Union Township, located near the Mount Pleasant school about 120 miles northwest of Detroit. Police say the roommate was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police said in the criminal complaint that Bonkowski wrote a statement and that she told police she put bleach in her roommate's drink.

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