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Linda Pugach Who Fell In Love With The Man Who Blinded Her Dies At 75

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Jan. 24 2013, Published 2:37 p.m. ET

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Linda Pugach

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Linda Pugach (pictured in 1961), the woman who fell in love and married the man who ordered lye thrown in her eyes dies in New York City at the age of 75.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burt and Linda Pugach pictured together in 2007.

New York Daily News

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The New York Daily News front page dated Oct. 31, 1959, Headline: SEIZE LAWYER, 3 OTHERS, IN LYE ATTACK ON GIRL.

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Burt Pugach

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Trying to fight free of police guard, Burton Pugach is taken from Morrisania Hospital, where he was treated for self-inflicted slashes on both wrists in 1961.

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Linda Pugach

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Wearing a patch over her sightless right eye and dark glasses to protect her damaged left eye, Linda Riss, 22, is pictured at Bronx police station in 1959.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burton Pugach and the former Linda Riss, leave Queens County Supreme Court, Kew Gardens, after they were married in 1974.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burton Pugach and the former Linda Riss, leave Queens County Supreme Court, Kew Gardens, after they were married in 1974.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burton Pugach and the former Linda Riss, leave Queens County Supreme Court, Kew Gardens, after they were married in 1974.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burton Pugach and the former Linda Riss, leave Queens County Supreme Court, Kew Gardens, after they were married in 1974.

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Burt and Linda Pugach

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Burton Pugach and the former Linda Riss, leave Queens County Supreme Court, Kew Gardens, after they were married in 1974.

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