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Woman Ordered To Stay Away From Walmart For 5 Years For Bleach Attack

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Mug shot of Theresa Jefferson. (credit: CBS Baltimore)

Mug shot of Theresa Jefferson. (credit: CBS Baltimore)

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BALTIMORE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A woman has been ordered to stay away from a Baltimore County Walmart for five years after pleading guilty to assaulting another inside the store with bleach and Pine-Sol.

Theresa M. Jefferson was given a five-year suspended sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree misdemeanor assault for the October 2011 fight.

Police told CBS Baltimore at the time that Jefferson attacked 38-year-old Ebony Odoms with bleach. It appeared the attack was tied to Odoms’ boyfriend, who is also the father of Jefferson’s child. Odoms then came back and poured Pine-Sol on Jefferson.

“The suspect followed the victim, followed her and approached her in the aisle where the cleaning products were and basically assaulted her with whatever she could get her hands on,” Shawn Vinson, Baltimore County Police spokesman, told CBS Baltimore.

Nineteen people were hospitalized at the time because of the fumes from the bleach attack. None were injured seriously.

Jefferson’s lawyer told the Baltimore Sun that everyone was responsible for this incident.

“The blame pie can be divided into three equal portions,” John Turnbull told the Sun. “There’s a lot of problems between the families.”

Odoms was also charged with assault. Her case will be heard in June.

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