Woman found guilty in Oxon Hill acid attack

WASHINGTON – A Bladensburg woman has been found guilty of plotting to throw acid on a woman in Oxon Hill.

Tamara Jackson, 31, was found guilty of second degree assault, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit first degree assault and solicitation of first degree assault in the 2010 incident, which also injured the victim’s 3-year-old daughter.

“I am pleased that the jury held Ms. Jackson responsible for her actions,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said in a statement. “While she may not have physically committed the attack, her actions resulted in an innocent mother and child being permanently scared. Regardless of your role in the crime, we will not tolerate this kind of violence in our communities.”

On March 29, 2010, authorities say Jackson and a friend ambushed the victim outside of her home as she was getting out of her car. Jackson instructed her companion, Tikia Anderson, to throw the acid, which hit the victim and her daughter in the face.

Jackson and Anderson also conspired to paint the car they used after seeing news coverage of the attack, officials say.

Anderson did not know the victim, but Jackson used to date the father of the victim’s daughter.

Jackson will be sentenced August 3. She is facing 65 years in prison.

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