Friday, March 21, 2014

Mary Konye jailed for 12 years for acid attack on friend Naomi Oni

The 21-year-old left her former friend scarred for life after carrying out the horrific attack dressed in a Muslim veil.

Mary Konye was sentenced to 12 years in jail for carrying out a "callous" acid attack on her friend Naomi Oni.
Konye's lawyer said she has since admitted throwing the acid following her conviction but maintains she did not intend to cause injury to Ms Oni's face.

"The reason for this incident will always be shrouded in some doubt and mystery," Ms O'Neill said.
Ms Oni said she had suffered permanent scars to her leg, chest, stomach and arms and was almost blinded in one eye.
She faces further reconstructive surgery and must wear a silicon face mask which makes it difficult to breathe, the court heard.
Ms Oni said: "I'm reminded what I look like every day I look in the mirror or see the reaction on people's faces.
"The whole traumatic experience has changed my life."

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