Franklin County police say woman poured hot grease on sleeping husband

Franklin County police say woman poured hot grease on sleeping husband

November 1st, 2011 by Staff Report in News

A Decherd, Tenn., man is recovering from third-degree burns and his wife is charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly poured hot grease on him Sunday as he slept, according to news reports in Franklin County.

Mary Annette Martin, 38, of Decherd, is charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence in an incident at the home she shared with her husband, Jason Martin, according to the Herald-Chronicle newspaper in Winchester, Tenn.

Jason Martin is the nephew of former University of Tennessee, Knoxville football coach Phil Fulmer, the paper states.

Authorities told the Chronicle that Mary Annette Martin said Jason Martin had "cheated" on her in May and the infidelity had been on her mind. She got up out of the couple's bed, heated a pan of grease in the kitchen and threw it on her sleeping husband, officers were told.

Jason Martin suffered third-degree burns to his torso and both arms, authorities said. Medical officials said the burns could be life threatening, according to the Chronicle. He is recovering at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Mary Martin faces a date in Franklin County General Sessions Court on Dec. 28.