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Greek woman throws acid at romantic rival, accused of attempted murder

athens woman throws acid at the romantic rival for her boyfriend
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May 11 2021, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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A 36-year-old woman in Greece tossed acid in the face of a woman thought to be her romantic rival for her boyfriend and now authorities say she will face attempted murder charges.

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The suspect denies trying to kill Ioanna Paliospyrou, 36, but wanting to disfigure her for life, according to authorities.

She apologized for doing it, as the damage is irrecoverable and has scarred the victim forever, authorities said.

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The suspect, who has not been identified because of Greek privacy laws, said she was spurred by jealousy and “never intended to kill her, but to hurt and injure her,” as reported by The National Herald.

She went on to say she will “only accept the charge of causing grievous bodily harm” after tossing sulfuric acid at Paliospyrou as she left her office on May 20, 2020.


The victim also claimed not to know the damage sulfuric acid could cause and expressed regrets for her actions. She apologized for her actions, while at the same time admitting she wanted to hurt the victim, police said.

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The suspect refused to say where she got the sulfuric acid and was uncooperative, authorities said.

Investigators traced her through her phone card, which she used that day, and on footage from security cameras in the area, authorities said.

The judicial council accepted the recommendation of a prosecutor, who said there was sufficient evidence to suggest the suspect wanted to kill Paliospyrou, according to authorities.


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