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Woman accused of throwing scalding oatmeal on husband

Posted: Updated: March 21, 2013 9:23 AM
Photo courtesy The Leaf Chronicle. Photo courtesy The Leaf Chronicle.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A Clarksville woman is on trial after being accused of using hot oatmeal as a weapon against her husband.

According to the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Karen Jeffries threw the scalding hot cereal on her husband Douglas Jeffries in March 2011. Mr. Jeffries suffered severe burns from the incident.

Mrs. Jeffries is currently being charged with aggravated assault, but is claiming that she has been a victim of domestic assault and used the"only thing she had" to escape the attack.

Douglas Jeffries also said that he was hit with a frying pan when he attempted to get to the phone to call 911.

Karen Jeffries also called 911 asking for help saying her ribs were broken.

Mr. Jeffries was the first person to testify in court Wednesday and said the attack was an "unprovoked assault."

On Thursday, the jury found her guilty of reckless aggravated assault after deliberating for more than three hours.

She will be sentenced on May 14 and faces 2 to 4 years of punishment for the D-felony.

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