A woman has been jailed for five years after pouring boiling water over her husband’s mistress after walking in on the pair in her marital home.
Monika Fourie, 34, threw hot water from a cup and then a kettle onto Hannah Stokes in 2015, causing burns to her head, neck and chest.
Polish-born Fourie was convicted by a jury of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Plymouth Crown Court in October.
Passing sentence, Judge Paul Darlow said: “It was a repeated assault on the same victim in two parts, quite separate.
“The throwing of boiling water from a cup you were holding, and then returning and picking up the kettle and throwing that over Hannah Stokes.”
The judge said he did not believe Fourie had carried out a premeditated attack on Miss Stokes.
“It involved the use of a weapon and involved, in my judgment, the intention of causing a more serious injury than was inflicted,” he said.
“The throwing of boiling water out of a cup was not a spontaneous act and it followed the boiling of a kettle and the absence of any intention to make a cup of tea.