Man accused of torturing, trying to blind wife so she couldn’t see newborn

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ATLANTA, Georgia — An Atlanta woman says she was tortured for days by her husband, who allegedly poured hot water into her ears so she couldn’t hear her newborn and tried to blind her so she couldn’t see the baby.

11Alive reports that family members of Prosper Ortega said her husband, Aaron Uchitel, drugged her with beverages before torturing her in front of their two-week old baby boy.

Uchitel is accused of tying Ortega to the bed and cutting off her hair when she tried to get away. He also allegedly tried to remove some of her teeth and bite off her lip. At one point, he is accused of stabbing her in the chest so that she couldn’t feed her baby, 11Alive reports.

Ortega’s mother eventually forced her way into the house to save her daughter.

Uchitel faces charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and cruelty to children.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Prosper, and it’s already raised $68,000. The GoFundMe page said Prosper cannot balance or focus her sight yet, but she can see.

Her family is sharing Prosper’s story in hopes that they’re able to spread awareness about domestic violence.

Read more here. 

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