Joanna Paliospirou continues to fight to restore her health following the vitriol attack she suffered from on May 2020 by Efi Kakaranzoula. At the same time, the young woman with her endlessly positive attitude sends messages of life and hope.
Joanna is currently preparing for her tenth surgery and, wanting to gain strength by charging her soul's battery, as she wrote on social media, she traveled to Brussels for a few days.
"One last one before the tenth surgery. Enough to charge the batteries of my soul. I feel blessed," she wrote on social media, posting some photos from her time in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
With apre ski boots and warm clothes, Joanna shows off her beautiful style.
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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 Joanna [the victim], she ruined her life,” Mastrantonakis continued.
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“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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