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Man accused of pouring boiling water on victim convicted in domestic violence case

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014 - 5:56 pm

A man accused of pouring boiling water over a woman’s head was convicted today by a Sacramento County jury of aggravated mayhem, torture and a domestic violence assault charge.

The jury also found true that Sofronski Brookins, 31, personally inflicted bodily injury and that he had a prior conviction for domestic violence, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Aug. 17, 2012, Brookins became angry with the victim. He boiled a pot of water and held the woman against a wall while he poured the water over her head, causing second-degree burns over 17 percent of her body and resulting in significant scarring, authorities said.

Brookins is to be sentenced May 30 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Cheryl Chun Meegan.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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