Woman in China could face death penalty for killing man by crushing testicles
Prosecutors claim the woman said she would ‘squeeze it to death’ before violent encounter with man who later went into shock and died.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:25 AM
The woman could face the death penalty if convicted.
A 41-year-old woman is on trial for allegedly grabbing a man’s genitals after he told her not to park her electric bike in front of his store.
He later died from shock, according to reports.
“I’ll squeeze it to death, you’ll never have children again,” witnesses reported her as saying as she called on her brother and husband for back-up.
The woman, who could face the death penalty if convicted, got into the row - in the Meilan District of Haikou City, Hainan, China – more than a year ago on April 19, 2012.
IBTimes reports that her 41-year-old victim went into a state of shock and died before paramedics could treat him.
The final outcome of the trial, it adds, depends largely on the interpretation of the woman’s statement of “squeeze it to death.”
Dr Irwin Goldstein, urologist and director of San Diego Sexual Medicine, has previously told Gizmodo it is “quite plausible” the squeeze had killed the man.
“Yes, the testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs,” he told the site.
He added that it could have brought on a heart attack.
Somehow Kells came to mind as I read this.