Quebec man who threw acid in then-girlfriend’s face gets 57-month sentence

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A Quebec man who threw acid in the face of his then-girlfriend in 2012 after a quarrel has received a 57-month prison sentence.

With time already served, Nikolas Stefanatos has 16 months remaining after being sentenced today in Montreal-area Longueuil.

Stefanatos pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault against Tanya St-Arnauld with what police described as concrete cleaner.

St-Arnauld suffered serious burns to her head and upper body and was in a medically induced coma for days. She later required skin grafts.

After his guilty plea, Stefanatos read a letter in court expressing his regrets, but St-Arnauld left the courtroom while it was being read.

She appeared on Anderson Cooper’s “Anderson Live” in January 2013, where she received news that a Miami-based dermatologist would fly her down for treatment.

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