A 33-year-old woman was arrested for using hot grease as a weapon during an argument. She injured multiple children, including a 22-month-old toddler, with the hot grease.
By: A.J. Niles
A dispute amongst neighbors can be a daunting and frustrating experience for many people. Sometimes these disputes can turn violent, which is what occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina as 33-year-old Regina Terry was arrested for attacking her neighbors during a long-standing dispute that escalated out of control.
According to the Charlotte Observer,
Police have charged Terry with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and seven counts of maiming without malice.According to investigators, the incident followed a heated argument between neighbors. Neighbors described a chaotic scene: an argument that escalated as the afternoon wore on, burned children running around in circles, screaming, and a suspect who fled minutes after the attack.
Other neighbors that witnessed the event, while unsure about what the argument was about, say it seemed to be an esclation of a dispute that had been going on for some time. An apparent shouting match between the two got louder and were between Terry and another woman in her 20s. Neighbor Toyea Jordan and another witness who declined to give their name tell the Charlotte Observer,
“The woman goes back into the house and came out the door with a pot of hot grease. The pot was big enough to cook crabs in and smoking. She swung the pot with two hands, dousing the people on the porch.”
The victims were two sisters and their children. Two adults and four children — ages 10, 8, 6 and 22 months — were taken to the Chapel Hill burns center. Another child was treated at the Levine Children’s Hospital, and an eighth victim was treated at the scene.