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Boiling water attack turns into a murder case

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A Daly City woman accused of pouring a pot of boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband is now facing murder charges after the victim died on Friday, police said.

Jesusa Ursonal Tadad, 40, suspected her ex-husband, whom she lived with, was cheating on her when she allegedly poured the water on him the morning of Nov. 26, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

He had worked the night shift and came home hoping for shut-eye. Tadad allegedly waited until he was asleep before dousing him, Wagstaffe said.

The victim ran to the bathroom, but when he came back out Tadad was waiting with a baseball bat. She struck him in the head with it, Wagstaffe said.

The victim suffered second- and third-degree burns covering 60 percent of his body.

Tadad remains in custody on $600,000 bail.

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