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Man gouges his own eyes out while in prison on murder charges

By Mason White 2:02 PM March 4, 2015
Victor Razumov Jr. 

By: Feng Qian
A young man is blind after he gouged out his own eyes in prison.

Victor Razumov Jr. of New Jersey, was 18 years old when he was charged with murder.

Razumov was charged in the death of 73-year-old Virginia Suzy Sommer. Sommer was killed in her Wantage Township home.

While he was in jail awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing Sommer to death, he gouged out both of his eyes. Razumov first gouged out one eye, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.

“He was brought back to Trenton State Prison, and the next thing you know, he was back in the hospital with injuries to his second eye. Now, he is completely blind,” his attorney Robert Baer said.

Razumov is scheduled for a competency hearing to determine if he is fit to stand trial.