An 18-year-old woman who drove a vehicle involved in the death of a Michigan State University student has been sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for a fatal robbery.
Samantha Grigg says the victim, 19-year-old Dustyn Frolka of Owosso, jumped out of the SUV on Interstate 69 to escape being attacked by two people in February. He was found dead in Clinton County's Bath Township, near Lansing.
Grigg earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter and unarmed robbery. The Lansing State Journal reports she apologized in court on Tuesday, saying it "really breaks my heart."
Frolka 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.
Two others are charged with first-degree murder, 18-year-old Tyrel Bredernitz and 16-year-old Brendan Heim. Grigg will testify against them. All are from Saline.
About $800 was taken from the victim.
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