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Lye attack

Linda Riss at Bronx County Court for Burton Pugach bail hearing, March 28, 1961., (Photo by Ossie LeViness/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Woman blinded in infamous 1959 NYC crime dies

January 24, 2013

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.