Yasmine T. Elder, 24 (Photo Source: Chicago Police)

Photo source: Chicago Police

A Chicago, Illinois woman is currently in jail after a vicious assault that led to her boyfriend’s death on Monday of this week. Police say that Yasmine Elder, 24, was in a parked van with her boyfriend, Darrius Ellis, 26, when the two got into a heated argument. The two began to physically fight and at some point Elder overpowered her boyfriend, she then took a bottle of bleach and forced the liquid down his throat.

First responders found Ellis unconscious on the pavement. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 3:26 a.m., a little over an hour after the assault. An autopsy was performed on Tuesday and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office listed the cause of death as a homicide from “complications from forcible administration of a caustic substance.” Elder was arrested on Wednesday and charged with her boyfriend’s killing.

Darrius Ellis, victim (Photo Source: Facebook/Darrius Ellis)

Darrius Ellis, victim (Photo source: Facebook/Darrius Ellis)

Family and friends described Ellis as a hardworking father of a 5-year-old son. He was a graduate of Kennedy-King College and worked as a welder. His aunt, Mengyona Flowers, wrote on Facebook, “My nephew, this was a good young man trying his best. To help everybody taking my grandbabies to school and picking them up every day. We loved him but God loved him best.”

Experts have stated that a small amount of bleach will not kill a person but in the case of Ellis’ death, the amount must have been considerable. Consuming a large amount can cause pain and irritation in the mouth and throat; pain and possible burns in the esophagus, gastrointestinal tract and internal organs, vomiting, convulsions, and shock.

Elder is due back in court today.

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  • Guest

    Ridiculous, I don’t believe this story for a second.

    • Guest

      It’s tru! Was on the news last night.

  • Mason Youngblood

    That’s why you should date petite lil’ broads

    • SpiceGirl

      don’t underestimate them either….what if she has a black belt in…..Taekwondo, Karate, judo…ijs

      • Mason Youngblood

        If I’m 6’1″ at 200 lbs and she’s 5’6″ at 95 lbs then I don’t care if she knows mix martial arts or has a pistol in her hand she will not overpower me if I have to grab her.

        • SpiceGirl

          okay….one nice chop to the NADS…might bring you down to size…ijs But I feel what your saying…Im pretty sure NO man wants to admit he got his azz beat by a women….

          • Mason Youngblood

            Sometimes a chop to the nads is like spraying a mad dog with mace..you’re only gonna make him even more vicious.

          • SpiceGirl

            they may also be true…I get you would not want to admit a girl beat you up…but hey….it COULD happen…ijs

          • Mason Youngblood

            A girl beating me is not a problem for me..on the other hand, a girl KILLING me IS.

    • Guest

      They’re usually the meanest but you have point, I definitely would be leery of a woman that outweighed me lol. There has got to be more to this story, drugs and or alcohol had to be involved. He had to be under the influence.

  • Azell Edwards

    Wow im like you guys how in the world did she hold him down to do that? You can throw her off of you.

  • Ann Bacon

    How in the Hell she pulled bleach in this mouth, what fool open his mouth for somebody to pull something it.??

    • Sean

      Not how, but why? If youre whoopin his ass, why u feel the need to go further and pour a toxin down his throat

  • AnotherDem

    Damn! Sometimes you got to hit a female. Sad to say. But she gonna be hard in jail too.

  • SrAgri

    I wonder if the guy was drunk. Even if she could physically over-power him, it is really difficult to make someone drink something they don’t want to.