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Woman Held On $20K Bail In Bleach Attack On MBTA Bus

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Transit police identified this woman as Lai Lawnnie Douglas of Boston. (MBTA surveillance image)

Transit police identified this woman as Lai Lawnnie Douglas of Boston. (MBTA surveillance image)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Two of the three women accused of attacking an MBTA bus passenger with bleach appeared in court Monday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports

Lai-Lawnnie Douglas cried from behind a door, after the judge set her bail at $20,000.

Authorities claim the Dorchester women and a 15-year-old threw bleach, contained in a water bottle, at Carlos Hernandez while riding the Route 28 bus on Blue Hill Avenue on June 9.

Hernandez suffered severe vision loss in the attack.

Police have identified a third suspect but she has not yet been arrested.

The 15-year-old is facing charges in juvenile court. The juvenile was held on $100,000.

At Douglas’ arraignment, the prosecution said the women attacked the victim and stole his money and credit card. The whole attack was caught on the bus’ surveillance camera.

Defense attorney Richard Doyle claims his client was wrongfully identified. He says Douglas is innocent.

 

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