DECATUR — A Decatur woman, angry at her 80-year-old male roommate, dumped a pot of hot beans over his head and inflicted second-degree burns that needed hospital treatment, prosecutors said.

An arraignment hearing was held in Macon County Circuit Court on Wednesday for defendant Kikia L. Fullenwider, 42. Police said she dumped the beans because she was angry that he would not get off the phone fast enough. 

Judge Phoebe Bowers said there was enough evidence to arraign Fullenwider in the Dec. 28 incident, which happened at the man’s home in the 1300 block of East Sedgwick Street.

Fullenwider, represented by attorney David Ellison, pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery.

Police officer Randy Clem testified that he had arrived at the man’s home to find cooling beans splattered all over him and where he had been sitting.

“His clothing was wet and there was steam arising off his clothing?” asked Macon County State’s Attorney, Jay Scott. “Yes,” said Clem.

Bowers allotted the case for a pretrial hearing Feb. 27 and placed the case on the trial call of Judge Thomas Griffith. Fullenwider remains in the Macon County Jail in lieu of posting $1,000 bond.


Staff Writer

Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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