2013-03-14 / Local & State

Mistrial Declared After Man’s Glass Eye Pops Out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A mistrial was declared in”the U.S. 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 Wednesday.

Prosecutors allege 23- year-old Matthew Brunelli punched Huttick in the left eye with an object that may have been a key. Huttick’s eye ultimately had to be removed.

Brunelli’s attorney, Eileen Hurley, says her client used his fist to defend himself.

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