Woman facing jail after being convicted of acid attack on friend
A YOUNG woman who spent nearly two years plotting revenge against a former friend who branded her ugly was facing a substantial prison sentence last night after being convicted of throwing acid into her rival's face.
Mary Konye (21), disguised herself with a Muslim veil to carry out the attack before consoling a weeping Naomi Oni on the phone after she removed the bandages in hospital and discovered the extent of the damage to her face. Konye's role emerged after she was discovered to have posted pictures online of Freddy Krueger, the gruesomely featured villain of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' horror films, before and after the attack. "She better not mess with me or I'll make her face look like this," she said in a post beforehand.
The two, friends since school, fell out in April 2011 after Ms Oni called her friend an "ugly monster" after she discovered that she had been contacting her boyfriend.
Konye was insecure about her own looks and asked other friends about obtaining acid and a niqab. She carried out the attack with concentrated sulphuric acid on December 30, 2012, after she followed her friend from work at a branch of the Victoria's Secrets lingerie chain to Dagenham, east London. (© Independent News Service)