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* Jesusa Tatad a Daly City woman accused of killing her ex-husband Ronie Tatad with boiling water

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A Daly City woman accused of killing her ex-husband by throwing a pot of boiling water on him while he slept has been ordered to stand trial, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Jesusa Ursula Tatad, 40, was ordered to stand trial on murder, assault, domestic violence, aggravated mayhem and torture charges Thursday following a preliminary hearing before San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh.

Tatad was divorced from Ronie Tatad at the time of the Nov. 26, 2011 attack, but the two still shared an apartment together, according to prosecutors. Jesusa Tatad, who prosecutors say believed her ex-husband was cheating on her, allegedly waited for him to fall asleep and then poured a pot of boiling water over him, causing second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body.

When the victim jumped out of bed and ran into the bathroom, she reportedly hit him on the head with a baseball bat, according to the district attorney’s office.The victim was able to run out of their apartment complex and flag down a security guard, who called 911. He was taken to an intensive care unit at San Francisco General Hospital, where he remained in critical condition until succumbing to his injuries on Dec. 9. Jesusa Tatad was arrested shortly after the attack. She remains in custody without bail and is scheduled to return to court on July 31 for her superior court arraignment.

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