Woman on Trial for Squeezing Man's Testicles To Death
A 42-year-old Chinese mother is on trial for allegedly squeezing a man's genitals so hard that he died of shock.
The woman had reportedly gotten into an argument last April with a shopkeeper after she parked her electric bike in front of his store in the Meilan District of Haikou City, in Hainan.
The 41-year-old man had come out of his shop and told the woman that she could not leave her bike in front of his shop.
Afterwards, the pair reportedly got into a shouting match, and the woman called her brother and husband to help, according to the Daily Mail.
But before her brother and husband arrived, witnesses say the woman took matters into her own hands and grabbed the man's genitals.
"I'll squeeze it to death, you'll never have children again," witnesses reported her as saying as she held on to the man's testicles.
She had reportedly squeezed the man's testicles so hard that his body went into shock, according to IBTimes. The man later died before paramedics could treat him.
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, urologist and San Diego Sexual Medicine's director, told Gizmodo that it is "quite plausible" that the testicle 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," Goldstein explained. "Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees."
"A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing," the doctor explained.
According to IBTimes, the final outcome of the trial depends largely on the interpretation of the woman's statement of "squeeze it to death."
According to The Sun, the woman could face life imprisonment or the death penalty if found guilty of murder.