Woman doused with chemicals speaks out

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Katrina Watts of Prince George’s County, Maryland was getting out of a car with her three-year-old daughter, when she was doused in a mysterious acid-like chemical that burned into her skin and left her with permanent hair and eye damage.

“My face was burning. I couldn’t see”, Watts said in an interview with NBC Washington. “Immediately I could feel my lips swelling up”.

Takia Anderson attacked Watts after conspiring with Tamara Jackson, who was reported to be jealous that Watts was dating her ex-boyfriend. Jackson allegedly threw a substance she described as “draino” on Watts and fled the scene. The attack happened on March 29, 2010, but the effects still linger.

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“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,” said Watts.

She says she feels that justice has been served thanks to the diligence of the detective on their case. Anderson has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Jackson in exchange for an eight year jail sentence.

Jackson was arrested earlier this week.