LINDA WASHINGTON GOES TO SLAMMER FOR ACID ATTACK ON EX
WOMAN WHO DISFIGURED MAN FOR LIFE WILL FIND HER NEXT BEAU DURING 12-YEAR STINT IN PRISON
WASHINGTON – Linda Washington, 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 12 years in prison in connection with a pair of attacks she carried out last summer against her ex-boyfriend, including one with a knife and one with sulfuric acid, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips.
Washington pled guilty in March 2017, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and one count of aggravated assault while armed (chemical substance). She was sentenced by the Honorable Marisa Demeo. Following her prison term, she will be placed on five years of supervised release.
As he attempted to enter his vehicle, Washington threw a plastic cup full of El Diablo drain cleaner on him, covering his face, neck, chest, and arm. An FBI chemist determined that the bulk of the liquid contained sulfuric acid. The victim suffered devastating injuries—including lifelong disfigurement—
According to the government’s evidence, late in the evening on July 24, 2016, Washington drove to the Northeast Washington home of her ex-boyfriend to retrieve hedge trimmers that she had loaned him. During a verbal confrontation in the alley behind his home, Washington pulled out a butcher’s knife and ran toward the victim with it. In fear, the victim ran away and jumped over a side fence into his neighbor’s yard. Washington then entered the victim’s house, where the victim’s daughter was sleeping and took his house keys. She left with the knife. The victim’s home security camera captured the incident.
Early on September 1, 2016, Washington again approached her ex-boyfriend, this time in a parking lot outside Washington’s residence in Southeast Washington. As he attempted to enter his vehicle, Washington threw a plastic cup full of El Diablo drain cleaner on him, covering his face, neck, chest, and arm. An FBI chemist determined that the bulk of the liquid contained sulfuric acid. The victim suffered devastating injuries—including lifelong disfigurement—and spent nearly a month at The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Judge Demeo sentenced Washington to two years of incarceration for the July 24th knife attack, and a consecutive ten years for the September 1st sulfuric acid attack.