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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Linda Pugach, blinded in infamous NYC crime, dies


    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Thursday. She was 75.

    The infamous New York City crime was detailed in the 2007 documentary "Crazy Love."

    Pugach, who hid behind dark glasses for the rest of her life, died Tuesday at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in Queens. The cause was heart failure, said her husband, Burton Pugach, who spent 14 years in prison for hiring the ****s to attack his then-girlfriend Linda Riss after she spurned him. He was married at the time, and the heinous attack became an instant tabloid sensation.

    After his release, Pugach divorced his first wife and convinced Riss to marry him in 1974. He proposed to her on live television.

    "This was a very fairy tale romance," a sobbing Pugach told The Associated Press on Thursday.......more at link......

    He still denies he did it...

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    I watched that documentary. It was thought-provoking, to say the least. Rest in peace Linda.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    Palm Springs
    You two! This makes even less sense to me than the spinning pulsar!

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