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January 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Portland woman sentenced to 2 years for pouring hot grease on ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — A woman who admitted pouring hot bacon grease on her ex-boyfriend as he slept on her sofa was sentenced Thursday in Portland to more than two years in prison.

The defense lawyer for Shiree Franklin says the 30-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty to attempted domestic-violence assault because she worried she might be convicted of a more serious crime with a longer sentence.

The Oregonian newspaper reports Franklin let her ex-boyfriend into her apartment and allowed him sleep on her sofa last July because he had been banging on her windows and door.

She poured hot grease on his head and neck about 3 a.m., causing burns that required skin grafts.

She told police she did it “because it was time for him to go.”

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