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Oregon woman going to prison for pouring hot oil on boyfriend

Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. – A woman convicted of pouring hot cooking oil on her boyfriend’s face was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison.

Angel Shantaria Morris, 20, poured the oil on Kipi Blidi’s face after he’d gone to bed following an argument in their Eugene apartment May 13, 2004.

Deputy Lane County District Attorney Valeri Love said Tuesday that Blidi may need four more surgeries on the disfiguring scars on his face and neck.

Morris, the sister of Seattle Seahawks running back Maurice Morris, was ordered to pay $31,668 in restitution for Blidi’s treatments.

Defense lawyer Hugh Duvall had argued in the trial that Morris acted impulsively and did not form the mental intent necessary to be convicted of a serious assault charge.

But a jury last month deliberated 90 minutes before finding her guilty of second-degree assault.

In a written statement to the court, the 32-year-old Blidi said the incident has been a great loss to him, to Morris and to her family. He described the attack as “callous, malicious and dehumanizing,” but said he looks at the sentence as an opportunity for Morris to change.

Morris said nothing Tuesday when asked by Judge Gregory Foote if she wished to comment before being sentenced.

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