Baltimore man gets 25 years in roommate's scalding

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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:12 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Baltimore man to 25 years in prison after prosecutors say he threw boiling water on his roommate after a dispute over breakfast sausages.

Prosecutors say 39-year-old Donte Frye was convicted of assault for luring his roommate to the top of basement stairs and throwing a pot of boiling water on his face in April 2013, causing second-degree burns and severe scarring. Prosecutors say Frye thought his roommate had eaten his breakfast sausages.

Frye was sentenced Monday.

The hefty prison term follows two prior convictions of attempted murder. Prosecutors say Frye stabbed two roommates in separate attacks in 1993 and 2004.

Prosecutors say Frye's a "violent repeat offender" who hasn't shown remorse, even mocking the victim of the boiling water attack in a recorded jail call.