Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Angela Paterson, Indianapolis Acid Attacker - 2010

In September of 2010 Angela Paterson of Indianapolis, Indiana threw acid on Jessica Burns, 19, after an argument over prescription painkillers. The acid attack followed the victim’s having refusing to accede to Paterson’s demand that she give her half her pain medication following a visit to the doctor as payment for living in her home. When refused Paterson tossed gold testing acid in Burns’ face. Burns’ 1-year-old daughter was in the home at the time and witnessed the attack.

On April 7, 2011 Paterson was sentenced to eight years in prison and two years on probation.


[Source: “Woman Sentenced After Throwing Acid On Son's Girlfriend; Argument Over Prescription Painkillers Led To Violence,” RYV 6, ABC (Indianapolis, In.),  Apr. 7, 2011]


SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.


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