CRIME

Case dismissed against woman accused of paint vandalism at Washington National Cathedral

FILE - In this July 26, 2013 file photo, green paint splattered on the base of the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted. Online court records show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the case against Jiamei Tian, 60, who was arrested in July 2013 after being caught in the National Cathedral holding what appeared to be a soda can containing green paint.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FILE - In this July 26, 2013 file photo, green paint splattered on the base of the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted. Online court records show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the case against Jiamei Tian, 60, who was arrested in July 2013 after being caught in the National Cathedral holding what appeared to be a soda can containing green paint. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)  (The Associated Press)

A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted.

Online court records show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the case against Jiamei Tian, who was arrested in July 2013 after being caught in the National Cathedral holding what appeared to be a soda can containing green paint.

Tian was also suspected of similar vandalism found several days earlier at the Lincoln Memorial.

D.C. Superior Court Judge John McCabe issued an order late last year finding that Tian was not mentally competent to stand trial and that it was not likely that she would regain competence. That meant prosecutors could not move forward with their case.