DuPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (TCD) -- A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for pouring boiling water on her boyfriend as he slept and posting a video on Snapchat about it.
The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office released a statement announcing the sentencing terms for Alexis Sykes. According to the statement, on Jan. 2, Sykes doused her boyfriend in boiling water in their Roselle apartment. Sykes reportedly shared a video of the incident on social media with the caption, "I kinda feel bad now because he got 2&3rd degree Burns from face to waist & they rushin him to burn center but oh well."
Sykes reportedly added some emojis to the sentence, called her boyfriend a profanity, then added he "still cried & beg me to drive him to hospital."
The State’s Attorney’s Office says Sykes "hid the victim’s car keys from him as the victim described watching his skin fall off his arms."
The victim, who remained unnamed, drove himself to a nearby hospital. He was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center Burn Unit and underwent skin graft surgery. He stayed in the hospital for about two weeks due to his injuries.
Sykes then disappeared but was apprehended in Okitbbeha County, Mississippi, on Jan. 19 and extradited back to Illinois. She reportedly agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery by a caustic substance.
According to the State’s Attorney, Sykes must serve 85 percent of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole.