Social media & # 39; influencer & # 39 ;, 24, who slapped love rival so hard in the face that she needed a reconstructive operation, saved the prison – because her & # 39; reputation suffered & # 39; when people found out
- Instagram star Mary Jean Korkou hit a woman's face in a bar last year
- The victim needed re-constructive surgery after the fitness model attacked her
- Korkou avoided the prison sentence after the court was told that the case had embarrassed her
A wannabe social media star who hit a woman so hard that she needed a reconstructive facial treatment avoided jail.
Mary Jean Korkou, 24, appeared in the court of Hervey Bay on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland on Monday to be convicted of the December last year incident.
The fitness model was in a pub on the Hervey Bay Esplanade when she attacked 26-year-old Reegan Keevil.
Mrs. Keevil had previously had a relationship with Korkou & her then friend Murphy Fitzgerald and had stopped talking to him at the pub.
Mary Jean Korkou (photo), 24, attacked Reegan Keevil after the victim spoke to her boyfriend in a cafe last December
The two women spoke shortly before Korkou threw the powerful punch, giving Keevil a broken eye socket, cheekbone and jaw.
She had to undergo a re-constructive operation and put titanium plates in the breaks.
During the sentencing, lawyer James Benjamin said the incident had publicly embarrassed his client.
The influencer has more than 5,000 followers on Instagram, but also works as a dental assistant in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast Daily reported.
Mrs. Keevil sustained terrible injuries and had to undergo a reconstructive operation (photo)
Mrs. Keevil (photo) said she was disappointed with Mrs. Korkou's sense that she was locked up in her own house & # 39;
The court heard how Korkou was now too embarrassed to return to her home in Hervey Bay as a result of the trial.
Korkou was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was completely suspended for two years.
Mrs. Keevil said she was disappointed because she felt that the shame of her attacker should not have been a factor in her conviction.
& # 39; The fact that they took into account that she was publicly ashamed, what does that have to do with slapping me in the face?
& # 39; I have been in my own home for seven months now. & # 39;
Korkou was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was completely suspended for two years
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