Woman pleads guilty to pouring hot oil on sleeping boyfriend; faces up to life in prison

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A Shreveport woman charged with the domestic aggravated second-degree battery of her boyfriend pleaded guilty as charged in Caddo District Court Monday, March 11, 2019, to avoid a jury trial.

Theresa Fondell Ealy, 54, also known as Theresa Puryear, admitted she poured hot cooking oil over her boyfriend while he slept at his residence. The burns he suffered covered large parts of his body, greatly affecting his vision and hearing. The attack occurred April 17, 2018.

Ealy pleaded guilty to Caddo District Judge Katherine Dorroh, whom she will face when she returns for sentencing on April 3, 2019.

Ealy has a history of violent domestic attacks against several victims. She was arrested in 2009 for stabbing her most recent victim and was convicted in 2014 for a brutal attack on him with a shovel that nearly killed him.

She also has a 1986 manslaughter conviction and a 2015 domestic second-degree battery conviction for an attack on another romantic partner, whom she stabbed numerous times with a screwdriver while he slept.

In addition to those convictions, she has convictions for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and felony possession of scheduled narcotics.

Ealy faces a mandatory life sentence as a fourth-time felony offender with two prior crimes of violence.

The case, No. 357275, was prosecuted by Caddo Parish District Attorney Special Victims Unit Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Britney A. Green. Ealy was defended by David McClatchey.
 

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