NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum  

Go Back   NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum > RSS FEED


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2015, 09:22 AM
voiceofreason's Avatar
voiceofreason voiceofreason is offline
Junior News Editor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41,956
Default Queens acid attack on WF, 59 by a negro not random


Queens acid attack on woman not random, sources say

Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:27PM
A 59-year-old woman suffered severe burns when a man threw an acid-like liquid in her face in an attack in Sunnyside that sources tell Eyewitness News was not random.

The woman, who has been identified as Alexandra Dyer, was approached by the man as she got into her car on Skillman Avenue around 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday.

The man, holding a coffee cup, came up from behind and said, "Can I ask you a question?" When Dyer turned around, the man threw the unknown substance from the cup at her face. Sources said it was a thick gel-like liquid.

The substance began to burn immediately, according to police. She tried to drive away, but only made it 200 feet. She stopped the car, started screaming and a passerby called 911.

The woman was rushed to the burn unit at Cornell Medical Center, where she was being treated for serious burns to face, eyes and hands. She is critical but expected to survive.

Detectives are analyzing the substance, which is not pure acid, but appears to be an acid-like mixture.

"She cannot open the mouth. The tongue is purple," said Nelson Padilla, the victim's boyfriend.

The man who did it fled on foot, and is described as a black male, about 30, 5 feet 7 inches, with a medium build and dressed in a dark T-shirt and shorts with a close haircut.

Dyer said she had never seen the man before, but sources tell Eyewitness News that the man may have called out to the woman intentionally -- to get her attention -- so the chemical could be splashed directly on her face. We're told that the victim appears to have been targeted.

No further details about the case have been released.

Dyer's boyfriend said she will likely be in the hospital for weeks.

Padilla says his girlfriend Alexandra Dyer is disfigured and undergoing treatment.

"She cannot open the eyes, but she can see. She may need operations," Padilla said.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 07:49 AM
voiceofreason's Avatar
voiceofreason voiceofreason is offline
Junior News Editor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41,956
Default Re: Queens acid attack on WF, 59 by a negro not random


Police release sketch of man wanted in Queens acid attack

Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2019, 08:48 AM
voiceofreason's Avatar
voiceofreason voiceofreason is offline
Junior News Editor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41,956
Default Re: Queens acid attack on WF, 59 by a negro not random


Woman Who Ordered Acid Attack On Colleague Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison
January 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of two people involved in an acid attack on a Queens woman was sentenced Thursday.

D. Alexandra Dyer was splashed with a caustic liquid similar to Drano as she left work back in 2015. The attack left her with chemical burns to the face and eyes.
She said she wanted to be in court as one of the people responsible for the heartless assault was sentenced for the crime.

Dyer was the executive director of the Healing Arts Initiative, a group that worked with people facing social, mental or physical challenges. Investigators later determined the attack was an attempt to cover up an embezzlement scheme at the group.

Kim Williams was convicted of stealing $750,000 from Healing Arts Initiative between 2012 and 2015. Her friend Pia Louallen allegedly got 20 percent of the money and Jerry Muhammad allegedly carried out the attack. The charity eventually shut down.

Williams, 49, was sentenced to 17 years. She admitted she ordered Muhammad to throw the substance on Dyer.

“The defendant used her position to steal thousands of dollars in funding from a non-profit that helped society’s most vulnerable individuals. Working with another individual, the defendants inflicted serious bodily harm to an unsuspecting woman, and in doing so, left the victim with life-altering injuries to her face and body. The lengthy sentence imposed by the court today is appropriate given the heinous nature of the crime,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Dyer and prosecutors made sure they were placed inches under the noses of Muhammad, who pleaded guilty to attacking her.

“Here is your handiwork look what you’ve done to a life,” she told CBS2’s Dave Carlin following Williams’ sentencing.

The defendants did not even glance at photos which showed the immediate aftermath of the attack, which did not seem to phase their victim. Dyer didn’t shed a tear as she described losing her eyebrows, eyelashes, and eyelids.

She now has scar tissue that restricts her mouth and prevents her from growing her hair long. The heinous attack was revenge on Dyer, who told the court about her strong faith which doesn’t allow her to hate her attackers.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.