Witness's prosthetic eye fell out during testimony

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A witness testifying in a Philadelphia court literally cried his eye out Wednesday.

John Huttick's prosthetic eye popped out of his eye when he started crying during his testimony in court. "I couldn't believe it just came out," he said after the incident, according to a report by UPI.

Huttick had been giving an account of the consequences of losing an eye. He had been involved in a bar fight August 2011 with Mathew Brunelli, 23, who stabbed him in the eye. The eye had to be surgically removed and replaced by a prosthetic, according to CNN.

Brunelli's defense attorney, Eileen J. Hurley, requested a mistrial. She said the incident could cause the jury to feel extra sympathy for Huttick. The judge granted the resquest, and the case will be retried March 4, according to CNN.

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