05 Jan '12, 1am

US man allegedly gouges uncle's eyes and pushes him down the stairs in fight over TV remote control

US man allegedly gouges uncle's eyes and pushes him down the stairs in fight over TV remote control

Posed photo of a person holding a television remote control. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI JOLIET, Illinois (AP) - A US man allegedly gouged his uncle's eyes in a fight over a TV remote control, authorities said. The 62-year-old victim managed to call for help, and a sheriff's deputy found him at the bottom of the basement stairs with his hands stretched in front of him and blood streaming from his face, saying, 'Please help. I cannot see,' according to a Will County Sheriff's Department report. The report said the man's eyeballs were swollen and protruding about half a centimetre from his sockets. The victim told police that his nephew, Exulam Holman, 32, broke the remote and pushed him to the kitchen floor before straddling him and then 'inserted his thumbs into his eyes ... and attempted to pry the eyeballs out of the sockets' before pushing him down the stairs. The report ...

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