José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2010
Acid attack victim Esperanza Medina, middle, walks with John Somerville, right, assistant state's attorney, after the sentencing of Ofelia Garcia at the Cook County Courts building in Chicago on Monday. Garcia was convicted along with her ex-daughter-in-law Maria Olvera-Garcia for the July 2008 attack on Medina, who was left disfigured in the attack. Garcia, 60, of Chicago was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Overa-Garcia will be sentenced later this week.
Standing before a group of reporters later, Medina said she felt a sense of closure and happiness that she hasn't felt in the two years since the attack. After Olvera-Garcia's sentencing later this week, Medina said, "I won't look back."