Woman accused of boiling-oil attack

A Eugene woman is accused of pouring boiling oil on her boyfriend's face during an argument about a Bible verse, Eugene police said.

Angel Shuntaria Morris, 19, is being held in the Lane County Jail on a charge of first-degree domestic violence assault. Bail is set at $250,000.

Her 31-year-old boyfriend was taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland for treatment of severe burns to his face, neck and chest, Eugene police Sgt. Scott McKee said.

The couple, who have been dating for about eight months, were reading the Bible at the boyfriend's Arthur Place apartment near Westmoreland Elementary School early on May 13 when the argument began.

The woman went to the kitchen and began preparing french fries in a pan of hot oil, police said.

The boyfriend followed her into the room and the couple continued arguing. The woman told police the man grabbed her from behind during the dispute.

The man went to his bedroom and reclined on the bed. The woman followed him and allegedly threw the oil at his face, McKee said.

Someone called 911 at 2:59 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found the man in severe pain with ghastly burns to his face, and the woman walking away from the apartment.

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