Joanna Paliospirou in hospital for another scheduled surgery

Joanna Paliospirou

Joanna Paliospirou, who is still fighting after the vitriolic attack she suffered on May 20, 2020 while in Kallithea, will undergo another planned surgery.

In a post made on Instagram, she showed her followers that she is in the hospital and sent her well-wishes for the new year.

Check out her post:

Joanna Paliospirou

"Happy and beautiful new year to everyone. They found me in a scheduled surgery, everything is fine. Cheers to those who are struggling with their health. Everything will be fine. With love, Joanna," she wrote.

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.”

Efi Kakarantzoula prosecutor

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.

“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. The vitriol attacker 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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