Two Teens Plead Guilty In 2008 Acid Attack

Friday, Feb 27, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 PM CDT
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Two Teens Plead Guilty In 2008 Acid Attack

Joseph Devenney

Esperanza Medina suffered third-degree burns on 25 percent of her body following the attack. She had multiple skin grafts and was at risk of losing sight in an eye.

Two teens charged in an acid attack that left a social worker disfigured in the Logan Square neighborhood last July pleaded guilty Friday, WBBM-AM reported.

A 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery and a 15 year-old boy pleaded guilty to one count of heinous battery for their roles in the July 28, 2008 attack, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. They will both be sentenced on April 9.

A third 16-year-old girl also charged in the attack appeared in court Friday. Her next court date has been set for March 12.

In November, it was reported that a Cicero grandmother may have masterminded the disfiguring acid attack because she believed the woman was seeing her ex-husband.

Esperanza Medina suffered third-degree burns on 25 percent of her body following the attack.  She had multiple skin grafts and was at risk of losing sight in an eye.

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