Boy apologizes for acid attack

April 6, 2011 3:21:33 PM PDT
A 13-year-old boy who threw acid at two younger children will spend three months at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, the boy apologized for his actions. The judge ordered him held at the center until July.

Last August, the boy stood on a porch in the 900-block of West Garfield and threw drain cleaner containing sulfuric acid at his neighbors. The acid burned the children's heads and arms and caused permanent scars.

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