Getting Chucky’s Looks
Julia Alvarez, 15, was left disfigured after jealous pair slashed her face. 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 (a heavily scarred horror movie character).”
Suicidal Post-Attack Effect
Alvarez was walking home after visiting her friends when the incident occurred. She was left covered in blood on the ground. Passers-by called an ambulance to her rescue. One cut on her back alone required 20 stitches. Yeni, Julia’s sister, said “She says she wants to kill herself because when she looks in the mirror she so ugly now.”
Reluctant Police Involvement
The attackers were not named and it also not surprising that the police in the town of Juan Domingo Peron, in the northern Argentinian province of Formosa, initially refused to get involved. Yeni posted the images on facebook which quickly went viral. This caused a mass protest at the failure to act against the pair. The police interviewed two girls over the attack. They released the 16-year-old because she was too young. The 18-year-old is still in custody. The detained teenager claimed that they had been insulted by the Alvarez and had decided to get revenge, the Mirror reported on 1 Oct 2014.