Joanna Paliospirou in a new post poses next to her snowman

Joanna Paliospirou

Greeks enjoyed the white and wintery landscape following last week’s Elpida snowstorm, and Joanna Paliospirou was of course no exception as she went for a walk, made a snowman and then posed next to her creation in a photo.

She uploaded the photo to her Instagram account, along with a video of fluffy Moschino snow boots.

In the caption, she wrote: “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies what it covers.”

And surely she, after being the survivor of a terrible vitriol attack, has accepted kindness generously and can continue, in a way, her life.

See the new post by Joanna Paliospirou:

37-year-old Efi Kakarantzoula was sentenced to 15 years in prison in October 2021 for the attempted murder of Joanna Paliospirou with acid in the Athens suburb of Kallithea in May 2020.

At the time, prosecutor Charalambos Mastrantonakis said the attacker executed her criminal plan “in a calculated manner. She had vile motives, murderous egoism and moral pettiness.”

He stressed that the type of acid that Kakarantzoula used and the way she executed her crime “leaves no doubt about her murderous intent.”

“The defendant did not want to ruin the face of Ioanna [the victim], she ruined her life,” Mastrantonakis continued.

“When she threw the acid in her face, she accepted that it could be inhaled, swallowed, find its way to her trachea, and kill her,” he said, adding: “it was revenge that accepted the risk of death.”

Kakarantzoula claimed during the trial that she had no intent of killing Paliospirou.

She explained that stalked Paliospirou after suspecting her of dating a man with whom she had embarked on a sexual relationship in 2018.

She admitted to going to significant lengths to procure vitriol to the survivor’s place of work in an office building, saying she paid a man she met outside a shop in downtown Athens to get it for her.

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