A Chinese mother has gone on trial accused of killing a man by squeezing his testicles so hard that he died of shock.
The woman was picking up her son from school when she got into a row with a shopkeeper after parking her electric bike in front of his store in the Meilan District of Haikou City, Hainan.
The 42-year-old man came out of the shop and told her she could not leave her bike their and the pair reportedly got into a shouting match.
A fight ensued with the woman calling her brother and husband to help.
But she then reportedly grabbed the man by the testicles and squeezed them so hard that his body went into shock.
According to one witness report, as she held him in a vice-like grip she shouted: 'I'll squeeze it to death, you'll never have children again.'
The man was pictured lying on the ground being treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital but nothing could be done to save him.
Urologists say it is quite plausible that the testicle squeeze had caused the man's death. The testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch, and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs.
Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees. A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing.
The woman is facing a murder conviction if found guilty.