Sarah Turner is facing a long and difficult road to recovery, but it won't stop her from keeping close tabs on the man who allegedly attacked her.
"We want to make sure it doesn't happen to her again," Shannon Turner, her sister, said.
Sarah Turner and her family were in court hoping to see Peter Turco for the first time since he allegedly attacked the 28-year-old Salem, Massachusetts, woman.
During his first appearance last month, the 39-year-old defendant was able to hide behind a door. At the time, Turner was in the hospital, after Turco allegedly went to her apartment and beat her.
The victim can no longer see out of her left eye and may lose it altogether.
Turner declined to comment today, but she did speak with necn after leaving the hospital.
Police say Turco may have attacked the young woman at the request of her ex-boyfriend, whom he met while in jail.
Tuner and her family left without seeing the alleged assailant, who was not required to be in the courtroom for this morning's hearing.
Necn reached out to Turco's attorney, but we did not hear back.
The defendant is being held without bail and is expected to be indicted by a grand jury.