Woman Guilty in Acid Attack

Defendant convinced friend to douse victim

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    A Bladensburg, Md., woman was convicted of arranging for a mother to be doused with acid while she was holding her toddler.

    Tamara Jackson, 31, was found guilty on four of 12 counts Friday, including second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

    Jackson was angry with the victim, whose daughter was fathered by a man Jackson once dated.

    Prosecutors said Jackson convinced a friend, Takia Anderson, to carry out the attack in an Oxon Hill parking lot in March 2010. Together they drove to the victim’s home and waited in the parking lot for the victim to appear, prosecutors said. Jackson convinced Anderson to throw liquid from a metal cup because the victim would recognize Jackson.

    After seeing news coverage of the incident, Anderson asked Jackson what was in the cup and was told it was Drano.

    Jackson paid for Anderson’s burgundy Ford Expedition to be painted black to disguise it, but door jams and other parts had not been painted when detectives executed a search warrant on the vehicle.

    Jackson will be held until sentencing scheduled for Aug. 3. She faces up to 65 years in prison.