Jury Selection Begins in Acid-Attack Trial

Opening statements and witness testimony are expected to begin early Tuesday Afternoon

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    Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of arranging an acid attack on another woman in late March 2010.

    Tamara Jackson was charged with assault for allegedly arranging for Tikia Anderson to throw Drano on Katrina Watts, who was dating a former boyfriend of Jackson’s.

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    Police said the victim was carrying her 3-year-old daughter in an Oxon Hill parking lot when the alleged attacker doused Watts and her daughter with an acid-like liquid.

    The judge in Jackson’s first trial in early April reversed his own ruling about the victims being allowed in court during the testimony and called a mistrial. 

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    Tikia Anderson pled guilty to assault charges last July and agreed to testify against Jackson. Anderson is still awaiting sentencing.

    Opening statements and witness testimony in Jackson’s trial are expected to begin early Tuesday afternoon.