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Mistrial Declared in Castration Case

Posted December 17, 2007

— A judge on Monday declared a mistrial in a case of a woman charged with castrating a man a year ago.

Rebecca Dawson, 35, is accused of using her fingernails to tear off Kevin Russ' scrotum at a Christmas party last year.

Prosecutors said Russ, 39, and Dawson were drinking at the party and got into a fight.

Russ said he was trying to keep Dawson from driving home because she had too much to drink when she clawed his face and grabbed his scrotum. The defense contended Dawson acted in self defense because she was being held after Russ wanted her to have sex with him and his girlfriend.

Jurors told Superior Court Judge Steve Balog they were split eight to four – there was no word on whether the majority was for conviction or acquittal – and he declared a mistrial.

Prosecutors said they intend to retry the case.


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  • veyor Dec 18, 2007

    If everything is back to working, I guess he just picked up his ball and went home.

  • katbird24 Dec 18, 2007

    i don't think she can look forward to being invited to another party.

  • wolff Dec 18, 2007

    Someone mentioned there were four men and eight women on the jury and it was hung at 4-8 ... I wonder how that happened.

  • L8ter Dec 18, 2007

    That woman went Nuts!

  • Historians 12th Dec 18, 2007

    That's a heck of a grip.

  • fyiarp Dec 18, 2007

    2 questions. One, was this man wearing pants at the time, and two, what the hell kind of pants can you tear a scrotum off through?

  • batcave Dec 18, 2007

    this case should have been tried by JUDGE JERRY SPRINGER.the only avenue to white trash justice.

  • OOOFFFF Dec 18, 2007

    whoa, you cant just go around ripping testies off. this woman needs a huge lawsuit against her. The woman ripped the mans testies off, I personally would BEAT the sense into a woman IF and only IF 1. she is trying to kill me or 2. she just ripped my testies off

  • doodad Dec 18, 2007

    Brown bag perhaps?

  • Spooner Dec 18, 2007

    I need to see a picture of the man and his girlfriend. The real story is probably more like she was drunk and just lost control. I cant see how anyone could be attracted to the genetalia detacher. She is plain out U-G-L-Y. Yes that may be mean or whatever, but it is the truth. I showed her picture to my dog and my dog then threw her food back up.