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She asked a nurse why she wasn’t able to see and was told she had “suffered an accident.” Rifo recalled waking up after the severe beating with her eyes covered.
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Mirror, Rifo, the mother of Ortega’s four children, told the court that she was often psychologically and physically abused by the man. According to the U.K.
(Screengrab) Nabila Rifo on the stand during the trial of Mauricio Ortega.
The woman has previously told Chilean media she wants to use her experience to help other victims of domestic violence.
“For me what I was living in that moment was a kind of hell." “With prosthetics will I be able to see again?’ I asked, and she told me ‘no’,” Rifo said.
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This week, Mauricio Ortega was found guilty in a Coyhaigue, Chile court for attempted murder. In May 2016, the man attacked his girlfriend, Nabila Rifo, knocking her out and leaving her with skull fractures, broken teeth and missing eyes.
A Chilean man has been sentenced to 26 years behind bars after a violent attack that left a woman without a set of eyes.
He told me that I was a whore. Sometimes he even dragged me down the stairs,” she told court. “He bothered me for every single thing, for the food, that I cooked ‘badly’.