Wife throws boiling water on Augusta man, 72, police say

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 11:51 AM
Last updated 9:23 PM
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A 72-year-old man was recovering Thursday at the burn center after his wife threw a pot of boiling water on him during an argument, police said.

Robert Rodgers told officers he fled his home in the first block of Taylor Street to seek help following the incident around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rodgers’ wife, 50-year-old Denise Truitt Rodgers, refused to answer an officer’s questions at the scene and was booked without bond into the Richmond County Jail on charges of aggravated battery and failure to protect a disabled person.

Robert Rodgers was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center and treated for first- and second-degree burns covering 8 percent to 10 percent of his body.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 01/19/12 - 01:08 pm
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She refused to answer the

She refused to answer the officer's questions? Something like this happened in Augusta? I'm struggling to understand how this is possible.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/19/12 - 01:25 pm
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She was wise not to answer

She was wise not to answer police questions without a lawyer present.

onethickdiva
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onethickdiva 01/19/12 - 01:36 pm
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Silver Lining: He got on her

Silver Lining: He got on her nerves before she put the grits in - could have been worse!

peace4784
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peace4784 01/19/12 - 02:16 pm
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It was the man's fault. Women
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It was the man's fault. Women never do anything wrong. Good material for the Lifetime network.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/19/12 - 05:37 pm
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Taylor St.? Such a law
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Taylor St.? Such a law abiding area.

reba530
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reba530 01/20/12 - 11:57 am
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All I can say is " SUGAR
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All I can say is " SUGAR DADDY "

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