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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:35 am 
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Eyeball falls out in court, mistrial declared
February 07, 2013|By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

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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.

"I couldn't believe it just came out," said Huttick after Judge Robert P. Coleman granted the mistrial motion by defense attorney Eileen Hurley.

Coleman set a new trial for March 4 and, with judicial understatement, declared it an "unfortunate, unforeseen incident."

For Huttick, a tall, burly red-haired man who once worked as a bouncer at the New Princeton Tavern, the trial's bizarre end was just another chapter in his life's downslide since the Aug. 18, 2011 fight.

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http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-07/n ... gilson-eye

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He should just dress as a pirate and stop complaining?

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Aye, eye matey! (Only has one eye....)

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Why Don't Women Like Me? - George Formby

    With one eye and one arm gone west
    She ran like the devil and she grabbed the rest



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I guess they all felt the impact of losing an eye. EEK!

A real good friend of mine who was well known as an artist had an artificial eye. He had cancer in his eye many years ago. And then years the damn cancer came back and he died. What a shame.


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Famously..... it was claimed that David Bowie has a glass eye.... bit of a shock revelation back in the 70's... but once you know its obvious when you see photos. But...... it's a damaged eye rather than a false eye

    Bowie was born with blueish eyes. In 1962, he got into a fight with his longtime school friend George Underwood (over George's girlfriend), and a punch from Underwood damaged Bowie's left eye. His pupil was paralyzed, becoming unable to dilate or contract according to the ambient light.
    As a result, Bowie's left eye now appears to be a different colour to his right eye, appearing either brown or green depending on the ambient light.


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What a beautiful piece of man...

My Gram had a glass eye. She lost her eye to cancer when my dad was pretty young. Scared the living daylights out of me the first time I saw her pop it out to wash it.

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:94 That would've freaked me out!

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