Four woman have pleaded guilty for disfiguring a Banning Peach Queen beauty pageant winner in 2008, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
The victim Shanice Wilson, 23-year-old former Southern California beauty queen, got permanent scars on her face and back requiring plastic surgery after she was jumped by the women three years ago.
According to the detective, the attack stemmed from one of the four woman who suspected Wilson had an affair with her husband.
Azia Aldred, 27-year-old, who was said to wield the carpet-cutter to Wilson, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after she pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of mayhem and one of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury.
Three accessory who aided in the attack are Erica Bastidas, 24; Labrea Steward, 30; and Ariana Atkins, 21, who also pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony assault to cause great bodily injury. Bastidas was sentenced to seven years in prison. Steward and Atkins each earned six years in prison. However, they were released on parole.
Since their arrest, all of them were given credit for three years' time served. At first, they were accused of aggravated mayhem charge, which carried a life sentence. But the charges was replaced by the plea deal.
Clarence Dunahoo, Bastidas' husband, was also sentenced to three years in prison since he pleaded guilty to a felony accessory charge.
Prosecutors told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that they had consulted Wilson to get agreement about the plea deal. And Wilson even have forgiven them. Her scars didn't hurt anymore and she didn't want them to hurt either, they said.
Wilson, who was crowned the 2005 Peach Queen in a beauty pageant, said in 2008 that she thought the women had attacked her because of jealousy since she was taunted as a varsity cheerleader at Banning High School. But the police said in court that Bastidas suspected Wilson was having an affair with her husband.
On July 11, 2008, the four woman were accused of attacking Wilson in a Banning neighborhood. Bastidas and Wilson were neighbors, and they had a dispute earlier that day, according to detectives. Bastidas yelled at Wilson in front of her house and dragged her into the street, calling her a snitch.
Wilson said Aldred pulled the carpet-cutter on her and the other woman held her down as Aldred began hitting and cutting her.
Wilson said Aldred even told her, Now every time she sees her face in the mirror, she'll remember me, when the fight was over.