On Monday, a suburban woman was sentenced to ten years in prison for dousing her sleeping boyfriend with boiling water. On Jan. 2, a Snapchat video showed Alexis Sykes, 23, of Roselle, pouring boiling water on her boyfriend in their shared apartment.
After what happened, Sykes took the victim’s car keys, while his friend told him about seeing the skin fall off the victim’s arms.
The friend eventually obtained the keys and drove himself to a local hospital, where he was quickly transferred to the burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center, where he spent nearly two weeks. After the event, Sykes went missing. He was found on January 19 in Okitbbeha County, Mississippi.
On February 2, her bond was set at $500,000. Sykes is currently being held in the DuPage County Jail. Sykes agreed to count the corrosive-complex cells on Monday morning. Before being granted parole, she must serve 85 percent of her sentence.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that an Illinois woman poured a jug of boiling water over her sleeping boyfriend and then posted the disturbing aftermath on social media. According to the DuPage County Attorney’s Office, Alexis Sykes was charged with brutal crimes at the home she shared with her boyfriend in Roselle, Illinois, on Jan. 2.
Sykes’ boyfriend was sleeping on the couch when he was scalded by boiling water. Prosecutors claim that instead of assisting, Sykes videotaped the heinous act and posted it on Snapchat.
“I’m feeling a little bad right now because he has 2nd and 3rd degree burns from his face to his waist and they threw him in the middle of the burn, but, oh well (emoji shrugging), BH (emoji kissing), and crying all the time.” “Let me drive him to the hospital,” she allegedly wrote in the caption of the video. Prosecutors say the 22-year-old woman also tried to hide her boyfriend’s car keys after she noticed his skin peeling off her arm.
The friend was able to obtain the keys and drive to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was admitted to the burn unit and underwent skin grafting. The prosecutor’s office provided no explanation for the incident. On January 19, Sykes was arrested in Mississippi and extradited to Illinois, where he faces charges of aggravated assault with a corrosive substance and aggravated domestic violence.
“The allegations against Ms. Sykes are extremely disturbing,” DuPage County Attorney Robert Berlin said. “Dousing a sleeping man with boiling water, as alleged in this case, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”