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'What I saw was a generous woman, a talented, beautiful woman'

Crusita Martinez Crusita Martinez, who was disfigured in an attack from an ex-boyfriend in the Dominican Republic, has built a new life in Lynn with the help of her husband and baby daughter. Above: She plays with her daughter, Arianny Marie. (Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / February 14, 2009

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Seven years ago, Crusita Martinez was a teenager with a flawless olive complexion and glossy dark hair. She was 18 and in an abusive relationship when she broke it off. Her boyfriend begged her to come back. She said no. (Full article: 1191 words)

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