Prosecutors said that the 59-year-old defendant, Corina, was married to her husband, Michael, for nearly four decades when she reportedly killed him by pouring boiling sugar water over his body. Officials said that the 81-year-old man was sleeping in their home when his wife attacked him with the mixture, according to reports. After the attack, the woman reportedly fled the home and went to a house nine doors down, where she told a neighbor what she had done. “I’ve hurt him really bad, I think I’ve killed him,” she said as she allegedly admitted to the assault. The neighbor promptly called the police, and an ambulance was sent to tend to the wounded man.
The responding officers reportedly found the victim in pain and whimpering in bed with the skin on his right arm and hand peeling off, BBC reported. According to the health officials, the 81-year-old man reportedly suffered burns to 36% of his body after the sugar “made the liquid more viscous, thicker and stickier so that it stays on the skin and causes greater damage. The victim spent 5 weeks in the hospital, where he needed repeated surgery and skin grafts before he succumbed to his injuries, just over one month after the assault. Following his death, prosecutors said Corian reportedly killed her husband Michael in such a painful and cruel way, but some would say he had it coming.
According to the 59-year-old woman, she flew into the homicidal rage after her daughter came to her the day before the lethal attack and told her that her husband had se-ually assaulted and abused both her and her brother for many years when they were children. Incensed by the accusations, the 59-year-old woman, who was described as being “livid and “fuming” in court documents, took a bucket from her garden, boiled up two kettles of water, and mixed it with three bags of sugar. Corina then went into a downstairs bedroom of the house that she shared with her husband, where he was in bed, and poured the boiling liquid over him. Although the daughter claimed that the father had abused her and her brother, Corina’s son Craig couldn’t be questioned about his sister’s allegations. Sadly, Craig had committed suicide after he had been troubled before his death and had been to prison for a serious assault.
Before his death, Craig told his mother the man he attacked was a pe-0phile who had “touched him se-ually,” the NY Post reported. After the accusations made by his sister, however, Corina made another connection between what Craig had said before he died and what her daughter had told her. “The day before Craig’s death, he had been in some distress and had said: ‘Mum, he’s a ped0-hile.’ You understood him to be referring to the man he had assaulted. Craig seemed happier the next day and you did not explore what he had said further. Your trial could not and did not explore the truth of the allegations made against your husband,” Judge Yip told Corina in court. Corina was found guilty of murder, sentenced to life imprisonment, and ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years behind bars before parole can be considered.