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Woman gets 12 years over PLG subway acid attack

June 21, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — A BROWNSVILLE WOMAN was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday over a random acid attack she carried out on a 2 train at Winthrop Street station in 2022, reports the Brooklyn Paper. The woman, Rodlin Gravesande, 34, was convicted of first and second-degree assault last month. The attack took place shortly after midnight on Dec. 2, 2022, when Gravesande began yelling at other passengers on a southbound 2 train before focusing on healthcare worker Juanita Jimenez, following her off of the train at Winthrop Street. After a verbal confrontation, Gravesande punched Jimenez in the head and threw a vial of sulfuric acid in Jimenez’s face, burning her face and clothing, and then fled to Atlanta, Georgia, where she was later apprehended.

Jimenez was able to run to Kings County Hospital for treatment for second and third-degree facial burns. She is still recovering from the attack and has undergone multiple surgeries treating her scarring, and says she no longer feels safe riding the subway.

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