An Atlanta woman was sentenced to four years in prison and 36 years on probation Wednesday for helping to throw hot oil—that had been heated on a stove—on another woman during a fight in February 2014, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Myzelle Chantel Armstrong, 19, and her friends had gotten into it with other women on Instagram, and the online spat spilled over into real life when everyone agreed to meet up at a location to fight.
The AJC report describes how Armstrong and her crew brought weapons, including baseball bats and cooking pots filled with hot oil. Armstrong held the victim’s car door open with a bat while one of her co-defendants threw the hot oil on the victim sitting in the car, burning her so badly that the woman needed to undergo skin grafting as a result of the second-degree burns on her leg.
The assistant district attorney prosecuting the case, as well as the judge, said the act was premeditated, and that that is what made it so vile. Hot oil is “universally thought of being the most horrific kind of injuries you can inflict on somebody,” the judge said.
Armstrong sobbed in court during her sentencing and said that the young women with whom she carried out the attack influenced her. “Forgive me. Forgive me for being friends with girls who I thought were my friends,” Armstrong said, sobbing. “Again I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.”
Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.