Mistrial Declared in Acid Attack Case

Mother, daughter suffered burns

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012  |  Updated 9:22 PM EDT
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Mistrial Declared in Acid Attack Case

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A mistrial in a case of an acid attack on a mother and daughter in Prince George's County, Md.

Tamara Jackson arranged for another woman to throw Drano on Katrina Watts, who was carrying her daughter in a parking lot in Oxon Hill in late March 2010, prosecutors say. The mother and daughter were burned on their faces and other areas.

Jackson was charged with assault.

Jackson was angry that Watts was dating a former boyfriend, prosecutors say.

Today the judge in the trial reversed his own ruling about the victims being allowed in court during testimony and called a mistrial.

A new trial will begin May 1.

The woman who actually threw the chemical, Tikia Anderson of Bladensburg, pleaded guilty to assault charges in July 2011 and agreed to testify against Jackson.

Anderson is still awaiting sentencing.

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