A Florida woman was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly attempting to throw acid on her sister, resulting in the chemical burning her niece instead.
Tenisha Geddis, a 38-year-old woman from Miami-Dade, is now facing three charges: one count of felony aggravated child abuse, one of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and of misdemeanor battery.
Police officers were initially responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the 9900 block of NW 26th Avenue, the home of Geddis. It was there that they observed Geddis strike her sister in the face.
When police were still on the scene, another argument apparently broke out between the two women. That’s when Geddis allegedly threw objects and then picked up a container of HDX Muriatic Acid to throw it at her sister.
The bottle of HDX Muriatic Acid bears a warning label of possible “severe burns” or “blindness if splashed in the eyes.” In this case, however, the acid missed its intended target and struck her sister’s daughter instead, causing injury to the front area of the child’s body.
Police quickly intervened and called the incident to a detective with the Domestic Violence Unit. Geddis was ultimately arrested and lodged in the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Her bond has been set at $7,500.
Another incident involving acid recently occurred. According to FoxDetroit, Deaira Summers, an eleven-year-old from Detroit, was the victim of a horrific acid attack at a school playground.
She was there with her cousin and another girl when a fight broke out, but it was only when the attacker’s mother showed up that the situation turned fatal.
The woman gave her daughter a chemical to throw on the children, and Deaira and her companions immediately ran away– but her purse lay behind, and, after turning back to retrieve it, the young girl was bathed in acid.