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Lye-dousing victim faces attacker in Vermont court

Published 02/11/2009, Associated Press

— A woman whose estranged husband blinded and disfigured her by dousing her with lye faced him in court at his sentencing today, describing the painful torment of not even being able to see how badly he injured her. Her voice breaking, a scarred and heavily bandaged Carmen Tarleton said she has physical and emotional pain every day, despite 45 operations, including 39 skin grafts and a cornea transplant.

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