12-Year-Old Facing Criminal Charges For Allegedly Throwing Acid On 11-Year-Old Girl At A Playground

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A 12-year-old girl in Detroit is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a playground with a chemical substance, officials said per CNN

11-year-old Deaira Summers suffered second and third-degree burns on her back, legs, and arms in the attack, her mother, Dominique Summers told CNN. The incident occurred July 9th while at the playground with her cousins. Summers was caught in the middle of a confrontation between the 12-year-old and one of her family members.

“I feel like it was the most evil thing you could do to a kid and especially the fact that she was an innocent bystander,”

Deaira’s mother told CNN affiliate WXYZ.

“I hope she gets what she deserves, and they all get what they deserve,”

Deaira told the outlet, saying she wants everyone involved to be held accountable.

The 12-year-old has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. She is being held on a $10,000 bond and is due in court on Tuesday.

“It takes maybe two hours what used to be 20 minutes getting dressed,”

Summers said about her daughter’s condition following the attack.

“It takes about two hours to give her her medicine. I have to give her medication 30 minutes before she takes a bath,”

she told WXYZ. 

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