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.
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.
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.