NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who scalded her sleeping boyfriend's face and body with hot oil after an argument has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the sentencing of Myeshia Hawkins-Taylor on Tuesday. She pleaded guilty to attempted murder last month.
The violence erupted on Jan. 30, 2016. Hawkins-Taylor also repeatedly stabbed the badly burned man when he woke up and tried to escape — then waited over a day to call 911.
Doctors had to place the victim in a medically induced coma. He was hospitalized for two months.
Vance says it's a common misconception that only women fall victim to domestic violence. He urges all victims to seek help .