17 May 2018

Woman cleared of murdering ex-boyfriend in acid attack after he ended his life with euthanasia

Home Affairs Correspondent

The former partner of a man who was left horrifically disfigured and paralysed after she threw sulphuric acid over him as he lay in bed has been found guilty of ‘throwing a corrosive substance with intent’. But Berlinna Wallace was acquitted of the murder of Mark van Dongen who was later granted euthanasia in a Belgian hospital, because his injuries meant he could not bear to live with what his family called the “hellish pain”.