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After Attack, Survivor Encourages Women to Fight Back

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    Sarah Turner, nearly killed when she was attacked in Salem, Massachusetts, wants more women to take up martial arts. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    After nearly being killed during a brutal attack, a Massachusetts woman is using her pain to encourage other women to be prepared.

    Sarah Turner wants more women to take up martial arts, and she is leading by example, learning Krav Maga.

    The self defense technique is focused on brutal counter attacks and real world situations.

    "If they're there to hurt you, you have to be able to hurt them back," Turner said.

    She doesn't ever want to be victimized again.

    "It's still hard to believe it happened to me, and I have no idea why," she said.

    Back in July, Turner was nearly killed inside her Salem home and is now blind in one eye. Peter Turco is charged in the attack and awaiting trial.

    From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, there will be a self defense fundraiser at Dragon Within Martial Arts at 11 Franklin St. in Salem to help with Turner's recovery.

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