Linda Pugach Dies: Married Man Who Blinded Her

Burt Pugach, a former lawyer who’s now nearly 85 years old, wept outside a funeral chapel in Paramus, New Jersey, as he got set to bury the woman who agreed to marry him –despite his 1960 conviction for ordering thugs to throw lye in her face. Pugach said he never meant for anyone to harm her—or blind her—with lye. But the former Linda Riss was blinded in her right eye, with little vision remaining in her left eye.

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