Ear Hustle

Alabama Man Pours Hot Grease On Girlfriend Because She Broke Up With Him


A Tuscaloosa man angry about his ending relationship poured hot grease on his girlfriend as she slept early Sunday morning, investigators said.

The woman, 39, suffered serious injures and is being treated in the burn unit at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assistant commander Lt. Kip Hart. She is expected to survive.

Homicide investigators were called to a home in the 2900 block of Ozment Drive at 4 a.m. Sunday. Suspect Anthony Dwayne McGraw, 40, had poured grease on the woman’s face and arms as she slept, Hart said.

“He was cooking a meal and she was asleep on the couch when he came across some information that made him upset enough to do this,” Hart said. “Based on what we know, we don’t think it was premeditated.”
McGraw had left the house by the time police arrived. Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force found him hiding in an abandoned house near Kaulton Park at 7 p.m. Monday.

Charged with first-degree assault, he remained at the Tuscaloosa County Jail Tuesday with bond set at $60,000 for that charge. A judge revoked his probation on a 2009 felony marijuana possession charge and a 2006 drug distribution charge. He is being held with no bond set in those cases.

McGraw and the victim’s problems date back to at least August, when the woman claimed McGraw had threatened her, according to a request for a restraining order she filed. That order was dismissed a month later. McGraw and the woman had lived together for several years and are the parents of a teenager, she wrote in the petition.

A crime qualifies as first-degree assault if they commit the crime “with intent to disfigure another person seriously and permanently,” according to one definition included in the state law.

“There is a possibility of permanent damage,” Hart said. The victim remained at UAB Hospital Tuesday.

Source: Crime.Blogs.TuscaloosaNews.com


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

To Top