Police: Illinois man gouged uncle's eyes out

January 4, 2012 5:53:59 AM PST
A northern Illinois man is accused of gouging his uncle's eyes out during a fight over a remote control.

Officials with the Will County Sheriff's Department say they were called to a Joliet Township home on New Year's Eve where a deputy found the 62-year-old victim with blood streaming from his eyes.

The (Joliet) Herald-News reports that authorities say the man's eyeballs were protruding from his eye sockets and that the victim told deputies his nephew tried to pry his eyes out with his thumbs.

The victim's 32-year-old nephew was arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. A judge ordered him held on $1 million bond Tuesday.