Woman behind acid attack hoax gets trial delayed

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Posted: Mar 01, 2011 3:56 PM
Woman behind acid attack hoax gets trial delayed

An attorney for a woman who acknowledged splashing herself with drain cleaner in a bizarre hoax says he needs more time to review the results of a mental evaluation of the woman.

The Columbian reports a judge on Tuesday granted the request for a delay in the trial of 28-year-old Bethany Storro.

The mental evaluation is designed to determine if Storro could form criminal intent when she accepted donations after falsely claiming to be the victim of an attack in Vancouver, Wash.

The case drew national attention brought in nearly $28,000 in donations to help with medical bills.

Storro faces three counts of second degree theft. Her trial has been postponed to May 16.

Prosecutors say they are in plea negotiations with the defense.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com