A West Englewood woman has been charged with first-degree murder after she overpowered her boyfriend and forced him to drink bleach, authorities said Wednesday.
Yasmine Elder, 24, got into a fight with Darrius Ellis, 26, early Monday morning while sitting in a van in the 6500 block of South Bishop Street, police said.
Elder was able to overpower Ellis, then forced him down and poured bleach down his throat, according to a Chicago police source. Elder forced the man to drink the caustic substance about 1:45 a.m. Monday, according to a police news release.
Officers found Ellis lying on the ground sometime later early Monday, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:26 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
On Tuesday, an autopsy determined Ellis died of “complications from forcible administration of a caustic substance,” according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.
Relatives said Ellis was the father of a 5-year-old son.
“He was a good kid,’’ said Ellis’ maternal grandfather, Clarence Hebron. “Everybody loved him.”
Well, not everybody, obviously.