Exulam I. Holman (pictured), a Will County, Ill., resident, allegedly gouged out his uncle’s eyes, after the two men struggled for control of a TV remote on New Year’s Eve, according to the Sun Times.
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After 10 p.m. on Saturday, the local sheriff’s department was called to a home that had cries coming from the basement. What police discovered was a 62-year-old man lying on the floor screaming for help. The elderly man, whose name has not been released, had both eyeballs dangling about a quarter inch from his face.
The man reportedly told police that he and his 32-year-old nephew had been fussing over the remote control. After breaking the remote in a fit of rage, Holman, who is 140 pounds heavier and five inches taller than the uncle, allegedly flung the uncle to the floor and then straddled him. According to the uncle, once Holman dislodged his eyeballs out of their sockets with his thumbs, he pushed him down the basement stairs.
Holman already has a criminal record of 25 arrests, including everything from assault, narcotics, and weapons charges, and has been cuffed and charged with aggravated domestic battery. His bond was set on Tuesday for $1 million.
As for the uncle, he is now reportedly blind in his left eye and can barely see out of his right. He will have to undergo additional surgery in order to save what little vision is left in his right eye.
Read the rest at the Sun Times.