Expert explains why woman possibly threw acid on herself

Expert explains why woman possibly threw acid on herself

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Posted on September 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 17 at 7:22 AM

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Do you think Bethany Storro should face charges for the acid hoax?

VANCOUVER – Many people are asking, why would anyone intentionally throw acid on their own face?

A psychologist spoke to KGW with his expert opinion on the case.

Frank Colistro said most likely, the motive is to get attention.

“The psychological need for attention, nurturing, support, can just be that big,” he explained.

And Storro did get a great deal of attention. Her case appeared on television programs and news Web sites across the nation. At one point, she was even scheduled to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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