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32-year-old Terry Thompson hospitalized after hot oil attack

She was attacked after spurring her ex-husband's advances.

IRVINGTON - An Irvington woman has been hospitalized at St. Barnabas Medical Center with critical burns to her face and body after being attacked with boiling hot oil.

Terry Thompson, 32, was allegedly attacked by her ex-husband, Byron Stokely, after rejecting his sexual advances in her Irvington apartment last Friday.

The couple had divorced years ago, but Thompson's sister, Claudia Menture said that she had let Stokely move into her apartment after he lost his place earlier last month.

After the attack Thompson was unable to call for help following the attack, so she had to crawl across the hall to her neighbor.

Police are still searching for Stokely.

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