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Philadelphia mistrial after
man´s eye-popping testimony

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/7/2013 8:35:26 PM

A mistrial was declared in the US after a man´s prosthetic eye popped out while he was testifying. John Huttick was weeping in Philadelphia´s Common Pleas Court last month as he testified about losing his eye in an August 2011 fight. The prosthetic eye popped out and Huttick caught it, prompting the judge to grant a mistrial. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the aggravated assault retrial began on Wednesday. Prosecutors allege 23-year-old Matthew Brunelli punched Mr Huttick in the left eye with an object that may have been a key. Mr Huttick´s eye ultimately had to be removed.

Comments:
New Headline: "Judge gets Eyeful, Declares Mistrial".

Thankfully, it wasn´t "Snake Eyes."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/7/2013 8:50:43 PM     (No. 9214012)

OK, that´s not funny, but I´m totally laughing. :hangingmyheadinshame:


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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 3/7/2013 9:01:09 PM     (No. 9214027)

In high school I knew a boy who had
a prosthetic eye due to an accident in childhood. A champion swimmer, he loved to "lose" it in the pool at the end of his race. He also dropped it one night when he took his date to the door.

A stunt.

So why the mistrial?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/7/2013 9:16:03 PM     (No. 9214044)

Eye can´t believe it!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/7/2013 9:35:38 PM     (No. 9214065)

Matthew Brunelli, aka Bluto? Were they fighting over Olive Oyl?


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Reply 5 - Posted by: saguni, 3/7/2013 10:05:01 PM     (No. 9214086)

My grandad was mugged as a young man and lost his right eye.

I was about 8 when I accidentally saw him take it out and clean it.

I was one traumatized little girl...I knew my grandmother would yell at him, "Hey, you with the glass eye" but I didn´t expect to see it.

At least the people at the hearing knew what he was talking about...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 3/7/2013 11:13:12 PM     (No. 9214145)

Eye carumba!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LAW428, 3/8/2013 2:04:57 AM     (No. 9214232)

After such an attack, you can bet Mr. Huttick will be keeping his eye out for Brunelli.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/8/2013 3:30:17 AM     (No. 9214250)

Reminds me of the silly joke my sister told me as a kid. It only really works verbally...but here goes:

Long long ago, a very shy man, who had recently had terrible misfortune, was at a social and saw a girl across the way he wanted to dance with. He worked up his courage and walked up to her and asked "Would you like to dance?". She replied, "Would I?" His response as he walked away in disgust, "Hare lip!"

Ok,...that´s not funny...but I never forgot it! No offense meant...I know it isn´t PC.

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