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N. Idaho Man Convicted In Acid Attack Case

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man has been convicted of throwing acid at another person's face during an argument last year.

The Lewiston Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for 29-year-old Brandon Tyler Eddins, of Lapwai, after he failed to appear in court for the reading of the jury's verdict earlier that day. Eddins was found guilty of aggravated battery.

An attorney representing Eddins says his client was contacted about the hearing, but indicated he did not intend to appear and did not give a reason.

Prosecutors say Eddins, who is from Lapwai, was arguing with another man, Daniel Hight, in nearby Lewiston on July 11, 2010 when
he threw a caustic liquid and it hit Hight's face. Authorities say
the acid caused severe damage to Hight's eye.
  

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