Ioanna Paliospyrou met for the first time after the attack the woman who ruined her life. Although the information stated that the 37-year-old Efi would choose to be absent this time as well, she attended the Court House to defend herself.
The woman, who to this day has not revealed the reasons that led her to her heinous act, accompanied by a strong police force and handcuffed, entered through the back door of the courts.
Inside the courtroom, the relatives of the unfortunate Ioanna verbally attacked the accused.
“God please help me, only you can do so…”
Ioanna, at an emotional state, described in detail at the courtroom the horrible moments she lived.
“I got up to go to work and I was at the entrance of the office building. I pressed the elevator button and waited for it to come down. I was looking down, waiting. I heard some noises. Did not pay attention. I thought it might be the cleaner or someone homeless. As I waited, a woman appeared in front of me, I looked up and she looked me in the eyes. She threw the vitriol at me. At that moment I did not understand what it was and she ran away. I want to tell you that I “bathed” with this liquid, I felt it everywhere on my body. I was “bathed” in it and the smell came straight to me. The first thing was to run to ask for help. I remembered that there was a pharmacy next door and I ran there. The pains were horrible, I could not see at all with one eye. I went in screaming. People did not understand what I was saying. They panicked. I told them give me some water. I’m dying, help! I went to the sink and they poured water on me. My hair was falling into the sink. They grabbed my face and I realized that I was burning, melting. I cried for help, people were scared. I understood that at that moment I was losing something. They called 166 for help. They told me to take off my clothes because they were melting on me. All I could think about was not to lose consciousness. Because I understood that only I could save myself. I shouted “God help me because only you can”. I just remember being wet, screaming, hurting to sleep and waking up again. They made incisions in my eye and in my ear. I do not remember anything more. I was just trying to endure so as not to hurt. The next day I was informed that I would be transferred at “Thriasio”. I remember my transfer, because I could not see, only hear. As the stretchers passed in the corridors, a lady shouted “Oh my God” and I understood that she was saying this about me. It was then that I realized that the situation is not good,” she said with tears in her eyes.
“I realized I had serious burns and I was just begging to survive. Inside the hospital was the most difficult period of my life, I was undertaken seven surgeries. I remember not being able to stand the light because my eyes were injured. Even the light in the room was painful,” said Ioanna.
She referred to the accused, the reasons that led her to ruin her life, but also to the life that the accused continued to have as normal, after the attack.
“The purpose of the accused, as the authorities have concluded, was to kill me. I have also learned that three other attempts were made. Two close to my house where she had been seen carrying something suspicious on her and an attempt the day before the attack, but she did not made it. She tried again that day. She achieved it, but she did not kill me. I’m scared of her behavior. It was as if nothing had happened. She was dancing on top of the tables. This shows someone who instead of being scared and covered up, gets even more encouraged and starts looking for other ways to cause harm. She was looking for weapons and information about injections and poison that is not detected. I know she has no regrets and that is what scares me…”
The trial continues…
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