A Roxbury 15-year-old was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today at her first court appearance on charges she threw bleach in a man's face during a robbery on a 28 bus last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, had her bail set at $20,000, the DA's office says
The DA's office provided this account of the attack:
According to prosecutors, Douglas, the juvenile, and a third female boarded an MBTA bus at Dudley Station at approximately 1:50 a.m. June 9 and sat in the rear of the bus directly across from the male victim. Both defendants were allegedly captured on surveillance camera slapping the victim and prosecutors say Douglas can be seen reaching into the man’s pocket and taking cash, a credit card, and personal papers that she ripped and threw at the victim, prosecutors said.
The juvenile held an open bottle of liquid, later determined to be bleach, near the victim’s nose and lips and tossed the bleach at the victim’s face and chest as the defendants exited the bus at Grove Hall, prosecutors said.
The DA's office did not release the teen's name, because of her age. She was formally charged with unarmed robbery, mayhem, willful and malicious destruction of property under $250, and indecent assault and battery.
Even if she makes bail, she won't be going anywhere - a judge revoked her bail on assault-and-battery charges out of Brookline - the DA's office says.
The same goes for Douglas, who was held pending a hearing on her probation on a 2008 conviction of larceny from a person, witness intimidation, carrying a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
A third woman suspected in the attack remains at large.