Police: Miami-Dade woman tried to throw acid on her sister, but hit her daughter instead

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida. – A Miami-Dade resident was arrested Thursday after police said she tried to throw acid on her sister during an argument but accidentally hit her daughter.

Tenisha Geddis, 38, faces charges including aggravated child abuse causing grievous bodily harm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery charge, according to the arrest report.

Miami-Dade Police said officers responded to a domestic incident between Geddis and her sister at a home located near the 9900 block of NW 26th Avenue in Miami’s West Little River neighborhood.

Upon arrival, police said they saw Geddis punch her sister.

When the police stated that they were trying to question Geddis after the incident, she replied that it was not necessary because everything had quieted down.

Investigators said the second altercation took place between Geddis and her sister while they were at the scene when Geddis began throwing objects at the victim. One of the items was identified as a white bottle of HDX hydrochloric acid.

Authorities said that after Geddis threw a bottle of acid at her sister, she did not hit the victim and it was her daughter who was covered in acid on the front of her body.

Police contacted detectives and alerted the National Domestic Violence Hotline. They also reported that they had applied to the prosecutor’s office.

According to prison records, Geddis was admitted to the Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Center around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Her connection is yet to be determined.

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