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Chicago Woman Accused of Killing Boyfriend by Pouring Bleach Down His Throat
A 24-year-old Chicago woman was charged with killing her boyfriend by forcing him to drink bleach.
Chicago police say Yasmine Elder, 24, got into a fight with Darrius Ellis, 26, while sitting in a van early Monday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Investigators believe that around 1:45 a.m. Elder wrestled with Ellis and forced him to lie on his back, then poured bleach on him, some of which went down his throat.
During a court hearing Thursday, prosecutors said Elder laughed when she was confronted by a witness after the incident and informed the victim might die, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Ellis was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Autopsy results showed that Ellis died of “complications from forcible administration of a caustic substance,” according the Chicago Tribune. Ellis’ death was found to be a homicide.
“He was a good kid,” Ellis’ grandfather, Clarence Hebron, told the paper. “Everybody loved him.”
Relatives said Ellis was the father of a 5-year-old son.
Elder has been charged with first degree murder and was being held on $1 million bail.