The Danville man accused of severely burning another man by pouring scalding hot water on him pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Tuesday in Boyle District Court
Damarintae S. Fischer, 23, is charged with first-degree assault for allegedly dumping boiling water upon the head and upper body of Mdre Whitehead during an altercation Oct. 10 near Fischer’s Sixth Street residence. The two were fighting over Whitehead’s alleged theft of a gaming console owned by Fischer, police said.
Fischer asked Trial Commissioner Adam Miller for a reduction of his $200,000 bond, but County Attorney Richard Campbell objected, citing Fischer’s criminal history. According to Campbell, Fischer was convicted of misdemeanor trafficking in marijuana in Boyle County last year, and possession of cocaine, violating an emergency protective order and carrying a concealed deadly weapon in Fayette County last month. Miller kept the bond the same.
Whitehead, 20, suffered severe burns to his face and upper torso, causing blisters and the peeling back of skin, police said. He was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment.
Fischer is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Jeff Dotson on Oct. 24.