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Wife sentenced for assaulting husband with hot oil

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FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) - A woman who threw hot cooking oil on her husband and chased him with a hand ax around their home after he asked for a divorce is now headed to prison.

Mauvette Mattadeen received a six-year sentence Friday and will be deported to her native Jamaica once she's freed from prison. A Somerset County jury had convicted her in June of aggravated assault, but cleared her of attempted murder charges stemming from the April 2012 attack.

The Courier News reports that the 43-year-old Franklin Township resident could have received up to 10 years in prison. But the judge gave her a lesser sentence, citing her history of domestic violence by males "who were authority figures in her life."

The attack left Mattadeen's husband severely injured.

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