Woman blinded in infamous 1959 NYC crime dies

Associated Press
FILE - This handout photo provided by Magnolia Pictures shows Linda and Burt Pugach in 1974. The two are the subject of the movie, "Crazy Love." Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face and became a media sensation after later marrying him died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in New York. She was 75. (AP Photo/ Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and Shoot the Moon Productions, file)

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Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face — and became a media sensation after later marrying him — has died, her husband said Jan. 24. She was 75.

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