Feb. 26, 2019 Staff Report
An upstate New York man who pleaded guilty to throwing acid on a woman as she exited a Skillman Avenue building in Long Island City four years ago is heading to prison for 17 years, according to the Queens District Attorney.
Jerry Mohammed, a 35-year-old man from Troy, was sentenced today after admitting late last year to orchestrating the disfiguring attack in 2015 an attempt to cover up a fiscal fraud scheme.
His accomplice, 49-year-old Kim Williams, also admitted to her role in the attack and is currently serving a 17-year sentence in prison.
The victim, Rev. D. Alexandra Dyer, was the director of Hospital Audiences Inc. at 33-02 Skillman Ave., a non-profit that Williams, who was an accountant there, had stolen thousands in funds from at the time of the attack.
The non-profit had started inquiring about the missing funds when Williams ordered Mohammed to douse Dyer in a caustic liquid in an effort to conceal the theft.
Mohammed carried out the attack on Aug. 19, 2015 after waiting for Dyer to exit the Skillman Avenue building. Dyer’s face and extremities were severely burned as a result, and required numerous surgeries to treat. She still bears scars of the attack to this day.
“This horrible attack caused the victim extreme pain and life-changing injuries to both her face and body,” said Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney. “The sentence imposed by the Court today is more than appropriate given the nature of the crime.”