Meechaiel Criner was suspected of starting an unrelated fire at the side of UT campus and was recognized by a firefighter who reported him to the police. According to police, they found a MacBook and a Portland sticker in Criner’s locker, which looks as the same MacBook used by Haruka Weiser.
He is now arrested by police for killing dance student Haruka Weiser. According to the police report, Haruka Weiser body was sexually assaulted before her death. Police said that there were signs of “obvious trauma” to her body which proved to be sexual assault.
Meechaiel is mentally ill since his childhood and is getting psychiatric aid since he was a child. He is slow in a lot of things and takes a longer time to process information than a normal average person. During his childhood, he was a victim of physical violence and he said that his parents threw him to the ground and he was bullied by many children.