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Woman accused of throwing bleach on victim who testified against her baby’s father

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 23, 2012 at 8:08 am |
July 23, 2012 8:08 am

A 22-year-old woman is accused of throwing bleach in another woman’s face and assaulting her at a convenience store because the victim testified against her baby’s father.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Deara Lewis with intimidating a witness, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. She has not been arrested.

The alleged attack happened May 4 at a 7-Eleven store in University Place.

According to charging papers:

The victim was inside the store when Lewis, who was five months pregnant, approached and said “Come outside, snitch, and get what was coming for you.”

Lewis then threw a liquid believed to be bleach in the victim’s face and began hitting her. A third woman who has not been identified also joined the fight to assist Lewis. They stole the victim’s purse before fleeing in an SUV.

The victim had recently testified as a witness against David Daniels, who was charged with promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree robbery, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

Authorities said Daniels is the father of Lewis’ unborn child.

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