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Michigan woman faces life sentence after she threw lye at father, causing fatal injuries

Prosecutors said Megan Joyce Imirowicz's father was frequently drunk — and that he was impaired the day he failed to drive her to the hair salon on her 18th birthday.

A Michigan jury convicted a woman on charges connected to throwing lye at her drunken father and causing injuries that led to his death months later.

The Oakland County panel found Megan Joyce Imirowicz, 19, guilty of domestic violence and unlawful possession or use of a harmful irritant causing death after the death of Konrad Imirowicz, 64.

Prosecutors said that the man struggled with alcohol and that was drunk Oct. 1, 2021, and unable to drive his daughter to the hair salon for an appointment before her 18th birthday party.

Megan Joyce Imirowicz.
Megan Joyce Imirowicz.Michigan State Police

That's when his enraged daughter threw lye powder and water on her sleeping father at their home in Groveland Township, northwest of Detroit, causing chemical burns that led to his death five months later, authorities said.

The woman closed her eyes and appeared to fight back tears after the verdict was read and Circuit Judge Victoria Valentine polled jurors to confirm their decision.

"This is a tragic case," Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said in a statement. "The defendant lashed out in anger and wound up killing her father."

She faces a maximum sentence of life behind bars when she is sentenced July 25, prosecutors said.

Imirowicz's defense lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.