Woman gets suspended sentence in liquid burn case

A 34-year-old woman received a suspended prison sentence and two years of probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to throwing a cup of caustic liquid at a rival at a Norwich party last year, causing burn injuries that required medical treatment.

Cadrine Reveil of Norwich pleaded guilty in New London Superior Court to third-degree assault. She pleaded under the Alford Doctrine, which indicates she does not agree with the state's version of the case but concedes there is enough evidence to convict her at trial.

The incident occurred at a Prospect Street address on May 7, 2013, when police were called for a report of a large fight in progress. They arrived to find a woman who had to be taken to the hospital for burn injuries. According to the state, people at the scene said Reveil threw a cup of liquid at the victim, causing injury to an eye. The police seized a moist paper towel that smelled of chlorine bleach.

Reveil contends she threw an alcoholic drink at the victim, according to her attorney, M. Fred DiCaprio.

Judge Hillary B. Strackbein ordered Reveil to have no contact with the victim and to pay for the woman's unreimbursed medical expenses.

— Karen Florin


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