Dec. 18, 2018 By Christian Murray
The pair behind a heinous acid attack on Skillman Avenue in 2015 that disfigured a woman’s face have pleaded guilty and could be sentenced to 17 years in prison, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Kim Williams, 49, of the Bronx, and Jerry Mohammed, 35, of Troy, both pleaded guilty to first degree assault Monday in an attack to prevent the victim, Rev. D. Alexandra Dyer, from investigating a financial scheme.
Dyer, who was the director of the Healing Arts Initiative at 33-02 Skillman Ave., discovered that Williams, an accountant for the non-profit, had embezzled $750,000 from the organization between 2013 and 2015.
Williams pocketed $600,000 of the funds and doled out the remaining $150,000 to a close friend. The non-profit provides access to the arts to students and the less fortunate. She has pleaded guilty for the theft.
To keep Dyer quiet, Williams recruited Mohammed to stop her from investigating and they hatched a plan.
Mohammed waited outside the Skillman Avenue 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.
“The two defendants together plotted to take grave steps to conceal the [financial] crime. The duo jointly conspired to inflict bodily harm to an innocent woman who was looking into the missing funds. As a result of the acid attack, the victim suffered pain and disfiguring injuries to her face and body.”
Brown said that that Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis will be sentencing the pair next month on Jan. 17., where their prison sentence will be laid out.