Woman sentenced to 20 years for ‘hot grease’ attackDeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.
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A woman convicted of throwing hot grease on another woman will serve 10 years in prison, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said.
Nekia Carter, 25, was convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated battery and sentenced to 20 years, of which she will serve 10 and spend the remaining 10 years on probation.
Her attack on Sharell Henderson, 21, sent her to the hospital with severe burns.
“The incident happened on October 2, 2016 in the parking lot of the Oak Forest Apartments on Hatton Drive in Scottdale,” the District Attorney’s Office said. “Earlier that day, Defendant Carter and Ms. Henderson were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot following a spat about one of the victim’s relatives. The two ladies left the area and went back to their respective apartments after onlookers intervened in the fight.
“Defendant Carter emerged from her apartment a short time later with a pot of hot grease in one hand, and a butcher knife and bottle of bleach in the other. She sought out the victim, who was entangled in a parking lot brawl involving another group of people. The Defendant approached the victim and threw hot grease in her face and then briefly chased her with the bottle of bleach and knife as the victim sought refuge in her apartment.”
Henderson went to the hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her face and scalp. She had 1st and 2nd degree burns on her chest arms and stomach. She stayed in the hospital for 11 days.
“Defendant Carter claimed self-defense when initially questioned by police,” the District Attorney’s Office said. “However, warrants for her arrest were taken after video surfaced of her exiting her apartment with the pot of grease and searching for the victim.”
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