A Chinese woman faces death in a trial over a man she allegedly killed — by squeezing his testicles.
Death by squeezed testicles seems unlikely, but the woman was charged after a parking fight allegedly turned deadly in the city of Haiku.
The testicular altercation occurred in April of 2012 in the Hainan Province of China, and the unnamed 41-year-old woman is believed to have assaulted the man over bicycle parking.
The man, who died after the dustup involving his testicles, was a 42-year-old shopkeeper. He is believed to have confronted his alleged assailant for parking her bike in such a manner that it blocked his business as she went to pick a child up from school, and in response, the woman is said to have squeezed his testicles. Fatally.
Reportedly, witnesses to the fatal testicles squeeze say the woman threatened:
“I’ll squeeze it to death, you’ll never have children again!”
It is believed that the alleged assault on the man’s testes was so painful, he went into shock and died before emergency medical personnel could treat the injury.
Chinese law does not explicitly address fatal testicle squeezing — however, it does seemingly cover the alleged assault in reading:
“Whoever intentionally inflicts injury upon another person shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention or public surveillance.”
The law further states:
“Whoever commits the crime mentioned in the preceding paragraph, thus causing severe injury to another person, shall be sentenced to fixed- term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years; if he causes death to the person or, by resorting to especially cruel means, causes severe injury to the person, reducing the person to utter disability, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years, life imprisonment or death, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Law.”
The woman has not yet been sentenced in the testicle squeezing turned deadly.