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

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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.”

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