Calif. woman convicted in boiling water attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Northern California woman is facing 16 years to life behind bars after being convicted of killing her ex-husband by dousing him with scalding water.

San Mateo County prosecutors say 41-year-old Jesusa Ursonal Tatad pleaded no contest to second-degree murder on Wednesday. She is scheduled to be sentenced May 17.

Tatad and her ex-husband, 36-year-old Ronnie Tatad, shared a Daly City apartment. Prosecutors say she pulled back the blankets while he slept on Nov. 26, 2011, and threw a pot of boiling water on him.

They say she was upset because she believed he was seeing another woman.

The San Mateo County Times reports that Ronnie Tatad died about two weeks later of a blood infection connected to his burns.


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