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Woman’s eye badly damaged in assault

Jessica Lucia

Jessica Lucia

A Woburn woman has been charged with breaking a glass on another woman’s face outside a downtown Boston bar and causing an injury that may cost the victim the sight in her left eye, said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Jessica Lucia, 33, is accused of starting an altercation with the victim around 2 a.m. on Sept. 30, just after leaving the Beantown Pub, said Conley’s office. The 27-year-old victim was assaulted at the intersection of Tremont and Bosworth streets.

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Lucia pleaded not guilty Monday in Suffolk Superior Court to charges of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault and battery on a public employee.

A short verbal dispute between the women escalated when Lucia allegedly charged the victim while holding a pint glass outside the bar. A man with Lucia tried to restrain her, said Conley’s office, but she allegedly swung at the victim’s face, shattering the glass.

Boston police tried to apprehend Lucia as she fled, said Conley. She kicked one officer in the groin, prosecutors alleged.

Lucia has a minor record, said Suffolk district attorney spokesman Jake Wark, including charges involving drugs and drunken driving.

The broken glass caused deep scarring and serious damage to the victim’s left eye, Conley said. Wark said it does not appear that the victim will lose her eye, however.

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Lucia was told during booking that the victim may lose the eye; she allegedly responded with an expletive and said that “she lost the fight,” Conley’s office said.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com.
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