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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:40 PM

 

Eyeball falls out in court, mistrial declared

Let it now be recorded in the annals of the U.S. justice system: a Philadelphia trial has ended in mistrial by eyeball.

It was the assault trial Commonwealth v. Brunelli, involving an early morning fight outside the New Princeton Tavern in Burholme where one punch cost John Huttick his left eye.

Huttick, 48, was on the witness stand Wednesday, weeping as he told the Common Pleas Court jury about the impact of losing an eye when he literally lost his eye.

Two jurors, seated feet away, gasped and started to rise as if they wanted to leave. Huttick caught the $3,000 prosthetic blue eye and cried out.

More: http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-07/news/36952151_1_mistrial-motion-gilson-eye

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UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 OP
hootinholler Feb 2013 #1
Turbineguy Feb 2013 #2
jberryhill Feb 2013 #3
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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:09 PM

1. I suppose this calls for a bunch of blind justice puns

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:20 PM

2. Somebody better

keep an eye on this case....

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:08 AM

3. "Peg leg!"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:34 AM

4. "Wouldn't I? Wouldn't I?"

"Fat ass! Fat ass!"

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:42 AM

5. ;-)

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