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Teens accused in death of MSU student expect to plead guilty

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Two of the three teenagers accused in the murder of Owosso native Dustin Frolka appeared in court Tuesday.

Samantha Grigg, 19, waived her preliminary hearing and will be arraigned on April 28. Tyrel Bredernitz, 18, waived his arraignment and will also be in court on April 28.

Plea deals could be in the works. A lawyer for Grigg says she's expected to plead guilty to lesser charges later this month. A prosecutor says similar negotiations are underway for Bredernitz.

The other teen, 16-year-old Brendon Heim was not in court Tuesday.

Grigg is a senior at Saline High School near Ann Arbor and Bredernitz is a Saline High graduate. The 16-year-old Heim says he dropped out as a sophomore.

Dustyn Frolka, 19, of Owosso, was found was found unresponsive on the side of I-69 on Feb. 15.

He reportedly had a drug known for causing hallucinations in his system. Police are awaiting toxicology results to determine what killed him.

Frolka posted a comment to his Twitter page on the night of his death. His post read, "I've never done DMT and that is about to change." DMT, or Dimethyltryptamine, is a hallucinogenic drug.

Frolka was in respiratory distress, and only partially clothed when a passing motorist who is a nurse stopped and began first aid.

Police say the suspects were found with illegal drugs when their apartment was raided.

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