Wife throws boiling water at husband, police said
By EDWARD LEWIS email@example.com
Posted on Tue, Nov. 21, 2006
WILKES-BARRE - A husband suffered severe burns to his chest and face when his wife threw boiling hot water on him while he slept early Tuesday morning, police said.
Jean Schmidt, 63, of 129 N. Meade St., admitted to police she boiled water and threw it at her husband, Michael, because she felt he was tampering with the hot water heater.
Michael Schmidt was flown to Lehigh Valley HospitalÂ’s burn unit for severe burns to his face, chest and arms, police said.
Jean Schmidt remains jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. She was charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to arrest papers.
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