Police: Woman poured boiling water on ex-boyfriend

Lynette Joseph (Photo: Houma Police)

A 36-year-old woman is being sought after police said she threw boiling water on her ex-boyfriend while he was sleeping.

Lynette Tyese Joseph is wanted for questioning in the incident. Her ex-boyfriend suffered severe burns to his torso, right arm and face and was taken to the burn center in Baton Rouge for treatment.

Police said Joseph also placed thumbtacks on the ground around the victim’s bed, before dousing him with the boiling water. She left the area on foot before police arrived.

She is wanted for questioning. Therefore, anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Lynette Joseph is asked to call Houma Police at 873-6371 or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433.

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