US woman chops off husband's penis, throws it in garbage disposal; gets lifer

Santa Ana (US), PTI | Updated : 29 June 2013, 10:08 AM

A US woman who cut off her husband's penis and threw it in a garbage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole.

The Orange County district attorney's office says Catherine Kieu was sentenced today for a July 2011 attack that mutilated her estranged spouse. Kieu, 50, can seek parole in seven years.

Prosecutors said Kieu drugged her husband's tofu with sleeping pills and screamed "You deserve it!" before attacking him with a kitchen knife.

She was convicted of torture and aggravated mayhem. Her lawyer argued that she had mental health problems stemming from childhood molestation and sexual abuse by her husband.

In an impact statement during sentencing, the victim said he's been deprived of part of his life and identity.

First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 09:16 AM
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