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Daly City Woman Guilty of Killing Ex-Husband in Sleep With Boiling Water

Jesusa Ursonal Tadad, 41, pleaded guilty Wednesday to pouring boiling water on her ex-husband and then hitting him in the head with a baseball bat.

On Wednesday, a Daly City woman pleaded guilty to murdering her ex-husband by pouring boiling water on him while he was asleep and then hitting him with a baseball bat. 

Jesusa Ursonal Tatad, 41, and her ex-husband were separated but still living together. Suspecting that her ex-husband, Ronnie Tatad, 36, was cheating on her, she poured a pot of boiling water on him while he slept on Nov. 26, 2011, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

When Tatad’s ex-husband ran to the bathroom, she was waiting for him and hit him in the head with a baseball bat. 

Ronnie Tatad ran out of the residence, and saw a security guard, who called 911, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. He was hospitalized with second and third degree burns over his body, and died two weeks later.

Now Tatad, who has been in custody since the attack, could face anywhere from 16 years to life in prison when she is sentenced on May 17.

Sam Chetcuti April 07, 2013 at 01:36 AM
I don't know what led two people who were seperated to live together, I do however do know this. If they were seperated I don't think she would have any reason to care if he were seeing another woman or not. Not only shouldn't she care, I don't think that her ex-husband should care. Since she admitted that she murdered her ex-husband, from the facts of this story she also planned to murder him. Waiting for him in the bathroom with a baseball bat. My question about this whole sordid story is this, why are the taxpayers of California going to foot this womans bill for anywhere from 16 years to life. After all she admitted to murder and her scheme was rather complex. Wouldn't a single bullet to the head save the taxpayers a lot of money. After all she had no qualms in taking a life, why should the state?

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