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Tamara Jackson found guilty of planning acid attack

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The woman accused of planning a 2010 acid attack, which injured a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, was found guilty Friday.

Tamara Jackson, 31,was convicted on charges of second degree assault, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit first degree assault and solicitation of first degree assault.

On March 29, 2010, Jackson and her friend, Tikia Anderson, drove to Katrina Watts' home and waited in a parking lot for Watts to come home.

When Watts arrived, prosecutors say, Jackson gave her friend a metal cup filled with an acid-like liquid. Jackson told friend she had to commit the crime because Watts would recognize her.

Anderson threw the liquid, hitting Watts on her face and body and Watt's daughter, Taniya, in the face.

Prosecutors say Jackson told Anderson to attack Watts because Watts might be get back together with her daughter's father.

But, that never happened.

Remarkably, Watts has found peace with Jackson.

"I had to get over it or it would eat me up...," Watts said.

She adds her now 5-year-old daughter remembers what happened.

"She will say someone threw something on mommy and me," Watts explained.

Anderson later told the court after seeing news of the attack on television, she asked Jackson what was in the cup and was told Drano.

To help cover up the crime, Jackson and Anderson agreed that Jackson would pay for a paint job on Anderson's vehicle. However, they failed to have the inside of the door frames painted, prosecutors say.

Anderson pleaded guilty in the case and testified against Jackson.

Jackson is facing up to 65 years in prison when she is sentenced.

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