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The trial for a woman, who is accused of killing a man by squeezing his testicles in China last year, has begun on Monday, 8 April.

The woman had killed the man over a bike parking issue almost a year ago on 19 April 2012.

The accused, a 41-year-old unidentified woman in Haiku City in the Hainan Province of China, is thought to have become involved in a row with a shopkeeper after parking her bike before his shop to pick up her daughter from an elementary school nearby.

After he protested that she was blocking off access to his business, the woman caught hold of the 42-year-old shopkeeper's testicles and squeezed it so hard.

According to witnesses, while having the man's testicles in her grip, the woman had shouted: "I'll squeeze it to death, you'll never have children again!"

The man went into a state of shock from the pain, and died before he could be treated by paramedics who rushed to the scene.

The final outcome of the trial depends largely on the interpretation of the woman's alleged statement of "squeeze it to death."

The woman may be convicted of murder for intentionally inflicting injury under China's Criminal Law Article 234.

Article 234 of China's Criminal Law reads: "Whoever intentionally inflicts injury upon another person shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention or public surveillance."

"Whoever commits the crime mentioned in the preceding paragraph, thus causing severe injury to another person, shall be sentenced to fixed- term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years; if he causes death to the person or, by resorting to especially cruel means, causes severe injury to the person, reducing the person to utter disability, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years, life imprisonment or death, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Law."

For those who are wondering if it is possible to kill a man by just squeezing his testicles, the answer is yes. Last year, urologist and San Diego Sexual Medicine's director Dr. Irwin Goldstein had told Gizmodo such severe testicular pain can result in death.

"The testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs. Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees," Goldstein said, giving a scientific explanation for such a death.

"A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing," he added.