Police responded to the home the alleged eyeball gouger shares with his uncle at about 10:00 Saturday evening. The unidentified 62-year-old victim was found at the bottom of the basement stairs with his hands stretched out in front of him, saying, “Please help. I cannot see.”
According to police, the victim had “blood streaming from both eyeballs, covering his face below his eyes. Both of his eyeballs were swollen, dislocated and were protruding approximately a quarter-inch from the eye sockets.”
The man told police he and his nephew, 32-year-old Exulam Holman, had been arguing over the remote right before shit got bloody.
In a fit of anger, Holman reportedly threw the remote to the ground, breaking it, and shoved the older man to the floor. He then straddled the victim, inserted his thumbs into the man’s eyes and attempted to pry them from their sockets. (Police say Holman is about 5′ 7″ and tips the scales at about 280. The victim is a few inches shorter and about 140 pounds lighter).
Still pissed, Holman then pushed the victim down the basement stairs. Police say that despite being blinded and in “excruciating” pain, the man still managed to call 911. It has been reported that the man is now blind in his left eye and will require additional surgery for the limited vision in his right.
Holman was found in a locked bedroom and was arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. Bond has been set at $1 million.
Police say Holman has been arrested 25 times since 1999 for charges that include aggravated assault, aggravated battery, domestic battery, violating orders of protection, resisting arrest and numerous driving violations after previous convictions on weapons and narcotics charges.
How ’bout we just toss the key this time, eh? Even better, toss him in a cell with this guy.Tags: domestic battery, Exulam Holman, Illinois