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Tikia Anderson gets plea bargain for throwing dangerous substance on a woman, child

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In the video, ABC7's Ben Eisler talks with the victim, Katrina Watts. 

Katrina Watts and her daughter, Taniya. (Photo: Associated Press)

A judge has accepted a plea bargain for Tikia Anderson, who was charged with first-degree assault for throwing a dangerous liquid substance on a woman and her child in an Oxon Hill parking lot in March of 2010.

As part of the plea, Anderson, 30, will testify against Tamara Jackson who is accused of conspiring with Anderson and asking her to throw the dangerous substance on the woman and child, who both sustained serious injuries.

The victim was dating Jackson's former boyfriend, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks. Jackson was arrested yesterday. She was in court for a bond review earlier today.

Anderson faces eight years in prison. As part of the plea, Anderson will testify against Jackson. If she refuses to testify, her sentence could increase to 35 years in prison. Anderson is scheduled to be sentenced on September 16.

On March 29, 2010, Jackson and Anderson drove together to Oxon Hill and waited in a parking lot for the victim to arrive, according to a statement from Alsobrooks’ office.

When the victim arrived, Jackson removed a brown paper bag from her purse and poured a liquid from it into a metal cup. Concerned that the victim would too easily recognize her, Jackson instructed Anderson to throw the liquid at the victim.

Anderson complied and the liquid struck the victim and her daughter in the face and body. Both victims immediately started screaming as the two suspects drove away.

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