Woman Shoots Husband In Crotch, Bullet Literally Lodges In His Testicle


Victoria Reid, 60, did not appreciate her husband’s affair. When she confronted her husband of 16 years to discuss the matter, she came prepared. Apparently Reid had given the matter a great deal of consideration, but her husband didn’t consider what she would do to his testicles.

She held him at gunpoint and demanded that he sit on the sofa. Once he sat down, the Melbourne, Florida woman told the man, that she planned on maiming him. Not only that, she said she was going to cause him to acquire post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reid told the deputies that she now suffers from PTSD and apparently blames her husband for causing it.

According to the Brevard County sheriff’s office, she taunted her husband, threatening to shoot him first in the face, then in the chest, and finally, kill him.

The woman was quite serious about her intent. She shot him in his left knee. Unfortunately, the bullet moved up his thigh and lodged in his testicles, the sheriff’s office reported.

The Urology and Nephrology Center, Al-Thawra Modern General and Teaching Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen conducted a study of 20 men with gunshot wound (GSW) injuries to the male external genitalia between 2005 and 2008. Each patient required early surgical repair with evident or suspected deep genito-urinary wounds.

In 15 of the patients, high-velocity automatic rifles inflicted the injuries, and in five patients, the weapon was a low-velocity pistol. However, the outcomes were almost comparable. The researchers attributed nearby bulky muscles absorbing the blasts in 90% of the cases.

Nearly half of the patients had testicular ruptures with a salvage rate of 45.5%.

Reid was arrested in Rockledge Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and aggravated domestic violence. She was taken to jail.

Reid’s husband’s condition is not known at this time.

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