To control-freak Steve Colosi, wives were trophies, adornments to his 111-acre estate on Virginia's Eastern Shore and his 52-foot yacht. When his fourth wife left him, he arranged to have her beautiful face so disfigured that no other man would want her.
Robyn Lynn Rogers was alone in her office on the morning of July 20, 2000, when a man carrying a cup filled with lye walked in and threw it in her face. The chemical -- strong enough to burn through metal -- seared Robyn's face and eyes. It seeped down her throat and burned through her organs.
The willowy part-time model, who worked full-time as a rental agent in a Virginia Beach apartment complex, fell to the floor screaming. The vicious attack left the 29-year-old Eurasian beauty, the daughter of a career Navy officer and his Vietnamese wife – blind and horribly maimed.
Despite eight operations to save her life, including a tracheotomy that left her unable to speak, Robyn died three weeks later from her injuries. The lye had eaten into her aorta, causing her to bleed to death.