A teenage girl was left disfigured after two jealous rivals slashed her face with knives because she was 'too pretty'.The pair allegedly wanted to make Julia Alvarez, 15, 'look like Chucky', a reference to the heavily scarred horror movie character.
Julia had been to visit friends and was walking home when she says she was approached by the two sisters who started hitting her and punched her to the ground.
According to her statement two girls aged 18 and 16 pulled out knives and said: "Everyone says you are pretty. You won't look pretty when we have finished with you. People will call you Chucky." Julia claims this was the statement from the girls before slashing her face with the knives.
After the attack on her face and other parts of her body, the two sisters ran away and left her in the pool of her own blood. She was rushed to the hospital by passers-by.
Julia needed dozens of stitches on her face and back to put the flaps of skin back together.
The two girls were later arrested after the victim's sister posted the horrific images in Facebook. The pics went viral in the country and many activists called for the arrest of the attackers.
In her Facebook post, the victim's sister wrote
“They were jealous of my sister for a long time and always abusing her and insulting her, but we never expected them to go this far. I have tried to stay strong for my beautiful sister but every time I see her I want to burst into tears. They have ruined her life. “She says she wants to kill herself because when she looks in the mirror she so ugly now. It has ruined our family.“
Police arrested the two girls but later released the 16 year old because of her age. The 18 year old is still in custody.
This is where the alleged attack happened..