NYC Subway Acid Attack: Perpetrator Sentenced to 12 Years

NYC Subway Acid Attack: Perpetrator Sentenced to 12 Years
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A New York City woman, Rodlin Gravesande, has been sen­tenced to 12 years in prison for a hor­rif­ic acid attack on a sub­way rid­er in 2022. 

The bru­tal assault left the vic­tim, Juani­ta Jimenez, with severe facial scar­ring and the need for exten­sive med­ical treat­ment, includ­ing mul­ti­ple surg­eries and skin grafts.

Gravesande, 34, was con­vict­ed of assault charges for the Decem­ber 2nd attack. Pros­e­cu­tors say Gravesande threw sul­fu­ric acid at Jimenez on a south­bound 2 train as she was head­ing to work. 

The attack occurred after a ver­bal alter­ca­tion at the Winthrop Street sta­tion in Brooklyn.

Jimenez, a then 21-year-old col­lege stu­dent, has spo­ken out about the last­ing trau­ma of the attack. “I nev­er thought this could hap­pen to me,” she told The Post. Gravesande fled the state but was lat­er appre­hend­ed by author­i­ties in Georgia.

Brook­lyn Dis­trict Attor­ney Eric Gon­za­lez empha­sized the impor­tance of hold­ing per­pe­tra­tors account­able for such vio­lence. Despite the trau­ma, Jimenez recent­ly grad­u­at­ed from col­lege, demon­strat­ing incred­i­ble resilience.

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