Tennessee student admits to pouring 'nasty' toilet water into roommate's drinks causing severe illness and weight loss
According to an arrest warrant, the victim began experiencing weight loss and stomach issues soon after Williams started tampering with her drinking water.
A former student at the Tennessee State University pleaded guilty on Tuesday, September 3, to a charge related to contaminating her roommate's drink with toilet water.
The woman, identified as 21-year-old Tierni Williams, was captured on a video pouring water from the toilet into her roommate's bottles using a Styrofoam cup. Williams was arrested in October 2017 and charged with adulteration of food or liquid and with causing bodily harm after her roommate became ill.
According to an arrest warrant, the victim began experiencing weight loss and stomach issues soon after Williams started tampering with her drinking water, which was always kept on the victim's side of the room. The victim, who has not been identified, could not figure out the reason for her illness.
Reports state that the victim did not have any idea about the contamination and got to know about the incident when someone uploaded a video of Williams tampering with her water on Snapchat, WKRN-TV reported. The video posted online showed Williams reportedly narrating, laughing and using expletives while saying that her roommate was "gonna get sick from this" and that the water was "nasty."
Charges against Williams were reportedly dropped a month after her arrest, and Williams moved away. However, the next year, in May 2018, the District Attorney’s Office decided to present the particular case to a grand jury, and on October 5, 2018, Williams was booked on an indictment from the Davidson County Grand Jury on two counts related to the incident. Reports state that the grand jury indicted Williams on two charges: felony aggravated assault, and felony food/drug tampering.
Years after the incident, Williams, on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to a Class-C felony of adulteration of food, according to the station. Reports state that the 21-year-old could face three to six years behind bars for the crime. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for next month, October 21.