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Lye attack

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. The disbarred lawyer, on trial for lye attck on his former girl friend, Linda Riss, cut wrists with his broken eyeglass lens minuted before his trial was to proceed in Bronx County Court, June 15, 1961. Total of 21 stitches were taken. (Photo by Ossie LeViness/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Woman blinded in infamous 1959 NYC crime dies

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.