Philomena Doherty injured both Dimples McPhee and her mother Anne Teresa with a blade
Knife attack victim Dimples McPhee has hit out at the sentence handed to the aunt who attacked her with a Stanley blade, saying: "She ruined my life leaving my mum and I with these scars - she deserved more than she got."
The 17-year-old gypsy bride was maimed the night before her fairytale wedding by Philomena Doherty.
Dimples and her mum Anne McPhee were attacked by evil Doherty outside their plush Captain's Walk home in Cleland in August 2011, leaving both bearing sizeable scars which will disfigure them for life.
The jury who sat through August's emotional eight-day trial found 31-year-old Doherty - who is pregnant - guilty of the vicious slashings.
She will now face the indignity of giving birth to her first child in jail.
At Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday, Doherty, from Birmingham, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars by Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyean, who said he would reduce her jail time due to her pregnancy.
Despite feeling a sense of relief that her evil aunt is now behind bars, Dimples spoke exclusively to the Wishaw Press after the verdict was announced to vent her disapproval at Doherty's sentencing.
She said: "Being pregnant is not an excuse and it shouldn't stop her from going to jail for as long as she should. She should have thought of her actions before getting pregnant - it's her fault she'll be having her baby in jail.
"It's only a fraction of comfort to me to see her behind bars. I now know she can't hurt anybody else.
"She has shown no remorse to me or my mother, none at all. That's what is most upsetting; she's never even tried to say sorry."
During August's eight-day trial, the court heard how Dimples' face "fell off" in her hands after being torn with the carpet knife's razor-sharp blade from her hairline across her forehead and cheek to her ear-lobe.
Dimples said: "My face felt like it was literally going to fall off onto the ground."
After a mad dash to Wishaw General Hospital, where she had her five-inch long laceration closed with staples, Dimples spent what should have been the morning of her dream wedding day - August 18, 2011 - having emergency plastic surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
The gutsy teen discharged herself from hospital four days later to marry her fiance.
With her self-described year of hell now over, Dimples hopes she can now begin her life properly as a married woman.
She said: "I feel like I've not even been married for the last year as all I've constantly been thinking of is what Philomena did to me, asking why she done it.
"Hopefully my married life can now properly start."
The horrific attack started after an argument broke out between Mrs McPhee and Miss Doherty shortly after she arrived at the family's home late on the night before the wedding after getting a train from Birmingham.
Doherty dragged Mrs McPhee from the steps of the house and onto the street, where she dug a Stanley knife into her arm, ripping it wide open.
It left Mrs McPhee with a 15cm scar and a permanently disfigured wrist.
In court, Dimples, who was standing away from the wrestling sisters, described seeing her mother's arm torn open. She said: "I could just see white bone and skin flopping back and forth. It was like piranha fish had eaten her arm off."
It was then that Doherty stood up off Mrs McPhee, stepped towards Dimples and slashed her from her forehead to her earlobe.
Mrs McPhee watched helplessly from the ground. During the trial she told the court: "To see your child's face torn off the night before her wedding is a pain no mother deserves to go through."
When it happened, Dimples' younger sister Niome screamed: "Oh my God, we can see inside your bones and everything we can see inside your face!"
It was at that point the young bride realised the extent of her horrific injuries.
Both Dimples and her mother were rushed to hospital where they went through emergency surgery.
After Monday's sentencing, Dimples said: "Even if she'd got life in jail it still wouldn't be enough.
"She ruined my life, leaving my mum and I with these scars. I would prefer to do a prison sentence than have these scars for the rest of my life. She can do her prison sentence and then walk away. We can't walk away from our scars. It's not something we can do time on. We have to keep these scars for life, they're not going to disappear."
Mrs McPhee (33) added: "That was my first child and I waited 17 years to give her her dream wedding, and then she comes and takes that away, ruins it in the cruellest way.
"She came from England and pre-planned to chop us up. My little girl, the night before her wedding, hours before she was due to walk up the aisle. I don't think three years and six months covers it.
"That night will always be clear as crystal to all of us. If you could go and have your memory deleted, we would.
"She could have murdered Dimples in that pre-meditated attack."
Miss Doherty's sentence was backdated to August 22.