Posted: Jul 13, 2012 7:31 AM by Associated Press
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - A judge has ordered trial for a California woman charged with pouring boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband in a jealous rage over another woman.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Jesusa Tatad peeled back the sheets covering 36-year-old Ronnie Tatad and tossed a pot of boiling water on him. She then clubbed him with a baseball bat as he screamed in pain.
Although divorced, the couple shared a small Daly City apartment.
Ronnie Tatad died two weeks later.
Prosecutors say the defendant believed her ex-husband was seeing another woman.
A San Mateo County judge ruled at the end of Thursday's preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to order trial.
She is charged with murder and torture for the November attack.
She is in jail without bail pending arraignment on July 31.
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