Greek Prosecutor Wants Guilty Verdict for Woman Acid Attacker

ATHENS – A woman admitted throwing acid on the face of a woman she mistakenly believed was dating a man the suspect was seeing should be found guilty of the attack that disfigured the victim, a prosecutor said. A court will decide the fate of Efi Kakarantzoula, charged with attempted murder, who said she stalked her victim and attacked her in May 2020 in the neighborhood of Kallithea.

Kakarantzoula, 37, calmly recalled what she did, said Kathimerini, saying she thought that the victim, Ioanna Paliospyrou, 35, was involved with a man with the suspect said she was having a sexual relationship. Despite Paliospyrou’s assurances that she was not involved with the man, the defendant told the country that she was “consumed by envoy,” and followed her for months before the attack outside the victim’s workplace.

Her lawyer had asked the court to reduce the charges against his client from attempted murder to committing grievous bodily harm, arguing that Kakarantzoula didn’t mean to hurt Paliospyrou by throwing acid on her. But prosecutor Charalambos Mastrantonakis said that, “The allegation of grievous bodily harm is to be rejected. It is concluded that she definitely considered the death of the victim possible and approved it.”

“She developed feelings of hatred for the victim, believing that she had deceived her… after that, she began devising a plan to exterminate her with vitriol,” he added. The prosecutor also said that the defendant “was given the opportunity to present her case to the investigative magistrate, to present her case before us, for an act she has committed and confessed to.

But she never gave Ioanna such an opportunity. She condemned her to bear her own cross every day,” the paper reported.


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