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Woman forced boyfriend to drink bleach, killed him, Chicago police say

24-year-old woman charged with murder
Posted at 9:58 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 12:58:29-05

A Chicago woman has been charged with murder after police said she poured bleach down her boyfriend's throat.

Yasmine Elder, 24, faces a first-degree murder charge after what she described to police as a fight with 26-year-old Darrius Ellis.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Elder and Ellis were sitting inside a parked van on Chicago's South Bishop Street at about 1:45 a.m. Monday when they got into an argument. Elder "overpowered" Ellis and forced him to drink bleach, according to the newspaper.

WGN reported that investigators believe Elder "forced [Ellis] on to his back and then poured bleach down his throat." His body was found in the street by police.

Ellis died from ingesting bleach, a medical examiner told the Associated Press.

The Tribune reported that Ellis had a 5-year-old son.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.