Woman jailed 12 years for acid attack on friend

Woman jailed 12 years for acid attack on friend
Photo issued by Metropolitan Police of injuries sustained by Naomi Oni after she had acid thrown in her face by Mary Konye.
LONDON (AP) - A British woman was sentenced to 12 years in jail Friday for throwing acid on her friend's face following an argument.

Mary Konye disguised herself with a veil and attacked Naomi Oni in the early hours of Dec. 30, 2012, leaving her with disfiguring burns on her face, a hand and a thigh.

Police and prosecutors had said Konye was jealous of her friend's looks and spent months hatching a plan for the attack following a trivial argument. Both women are 22.

Judge David Radford told Konye on Friday her "deliberate" and "wicked act" had been devastating to Oni in his sentencing at a London court.

"This careful, premeditated criminality was planned against a person who reasonably believed you were a true friend," Radford told Konye. "Her friendship had been so wilfully betrayed by you."