You are reading

Woman Behind 2015 Skillman Avenue Acid Attack Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison: DA

iStock

Jan. 17, 2019 By Christian Murray

A former bookkeeper who was behind a vicious acid attack on Skillman Avenue in 2015 that disfigured a woman’s face has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Kim Williams, 49, of the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, was sentenced today for stealing more than $750,000 from the Long Island City non-profit where she worked and for splashing acid on the center’s executive director in an attempt to cover up the theft.

Williams worked as accountant for Hospital Audiences Inc., which provides low income students with access to the arts, and embezzled $750,000 from the organization between 2013 and 2015.

She pocketed $600,000 of the funds and doled out the remaining $150,000 to a close friend.

When the center’s executive director Rev. D. Alexandra Dyer began to uncover the fraud, Williams recruited Jerry Mohammed to stop her from investigating and they hatched a plan.

Mohammed waited outside the 33-02 Skillman Ave. office on Aug. 19, 2015, and threw a caustic substance in Dyer’s face causing severe burns as she walked to her car at around 5:35 p.m. She has had to undergo multiple surgeries as a result of the extensive burns.

Both pleaded guilty to first degree assault in December. Mohammed is set to receive the same sentence on Feb. 20.

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

email the author: [email protected]

2 Comments

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.