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Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit: Man poured hot grease on ex-girlfriend while she was sleeping

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TUSCALOOSA, AL - Police have arrested a west Alabama man after they say he poured half a frying pan full of hot grease on his sleeping ex-girlfriend after a fight about the status of their relationship.

Investigators said the incident happened inside a home where both the suspect and victim were living off Ozment Road on the west side of Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit got a call around 4 a.m. about a domestic violence situation, but when they arrived the suspect was no where to be found.

The homicide unit said the 39-year-old victim, who was the girlfriend of the suspect, was sleeping on the couch inside the home after the two had an argument.

"We know that the relationship was ending according to her and him, that they'd had some prior arguments I guess about the relationship and at that point had decided to end it," said Lt. Kip Hart with the homicide unit. 

Investigators say they believe 40-year-old Anthony McGraw was cooking in the kitchen and poured a half of frying pan full of grease on his girlfriend after a fight.

"Her injuries are pretty severe as far as probably need cosmetic surgery to repair, if it can be repaired," Hart said.

Hart added the grease burned the victim on her face, neck, and upper body. She was transferred to UAB, when she remains in stable condition.

Investigators issued an arrest warrant for McGraw. U.S. Marshals found him around 7 p.m. Monday.
He’s been charged with domestic violence assault and is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

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