Woman sentenced to 10 years for pouring hot water on boyfriend

‘I kinda feel bad…but oh well’: Illinois woman, 23, is sentenced to 10 years in jail after pouring boiling water on her sleeping boyfriend and posting a video of the incident on Snapchat

  • Alexis Sykes, 23, of Roselle, poured boiling water on her sleeping boyfriend and proceeded to describe how his skin fell off his burned arms
  • She said he begged her to take him to the hospital 
  • Sykes hid the car keys from the victim, who has not been named by authorities, but he eventually found them and drove himself to a local hospital
  • Sykes fled to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, where she was arrested and charged by police on January 19, DuPage County State’s Attorney Berlin said
  • Sykes was sentenced to 10 years in jail after entering a plea deal and pleading guilty to one count of aggravated battery by caustic substance

Alexis Sykes, 23, of Roselle, was sentenced to ten years in jail after entering a plea deal and pleading guilty to one count of aggravated battery by caustic substance

An Illinois woman was sentenced to 10 years in jail for pouring scalding water on her boyfriend while he slept on a couch and posting the attack on Snapchat.

Alexis Sykes, 23, of Roselle, proceeded to describe how her boyfriend’s skin fell off his burned arms, adding that he begged her to take him to the hospital while she hid the car keys.

‘I kinda feel bad now because he got 2 & 3rd degree Burns from face to waist & they rushin him to burn center but oh well, bi***’ officials said Sykes, of Roselle, posted on the social media platform after the attack on January 2.

The victim, who has not been named by police, eventually found the keys and drove himself to a hospital.

Sykes fled to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, where she was arrested and charged by police on January 19, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Tuesday.

On Monday, Sykes was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated battery by caustic substance as part of a plea deal. 

After the attack, Sykes fled Illinois for two weeks, until she was located and arrested in Mississippi on January 19. Since then she has remained in custody at DuPage County Jail

Sykes captioned the Snapchat post on the attack with a shrugging shoulder and blowing kiss emojis.

‘[He] still cried & beg me to drive him to the hospital,’ she wrote.  

The victim was transported to Loyola University Medical Center Burn Unit, where he spent two weeks recovering. 

Authorities said he underwent skin graft surgery.

The victim was transported to Loyola University Medical Center Burn Unit, where he spent two weeks recovering

Sykes was initially charged with two counts of aggravated battery by caustic substance and two counts of aggravated domestic battery after the attack at the Roselle residence she shared with the victim.  

‘The cruelty displayed by Ms. Sykes as she doused her sleeping boyfriend with a pot of boiling water is extremely disturbing,’ Berlin said in a statement to local news station WMAQ. 

‘Considering her complete disregard for the amount of pain and suffering she caused her victim, one can only come to the conclusion that she has most certainly earned every year of her ten-year sentence,’ he added.

She has been held in custody at DuPage County Jail since her arrest.

She will have to serve at least eight-and-a-half years before being eligible for parole.  

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