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More Charges in Logan Square Acid Attack, Motive Revealed

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 10, 2008 4:45PM

Three adults and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in connection to this summer's acid attack on 48-year-old Esperanza Medina. The incident occurred in Logan Square on July 28 and a two other teenagers have previously been arrested and charged. The adults charged are Linda Dirzo, 58, Ofelia Garcia, 59, and Maria Olivera-Garcia, 35. Prosecutors also claim they have a motive in the attack: Ofelia Garcia masterminded the attack because she believed Medina was seeing her ex-husband. Dirzo and Olivera-Garcia apparently drove the youths to the location of the attack, a charge that's confirmed by surveillance footage and that Dirzo has admitted to. The charges are Class X heinous battery and armed robbery since Medina's purse was taken in the attack.