O.C. Woman Gets Life for Cutting Off Husband’s Penis

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A woman convicted of cutting off her husband’s penis and putting it in the garbage disposal was sentenced on Friday to life in state prison with the possibility of parole in seven years.

penis-womanCatherine Kieu, 50, was convicted in April of one count each of torture and aggravated mayhem, with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.

The attack happened on July 11, 2011, at the couple’s condo in Garden Grove.

They had argued over the possibility of a friend staying at their condo at a later date, authorities said.

Kieu spiked her husband’s dinner with Ambien, tied him to his bed with nylon ropes and then cut off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to prosecutors.

She then threw it in the garbage disposal and turned it on, mutilating the organ, authorities said.

Kieu was the one who called 911, and authorities said she told responding officers that her husband “deserved it.”

Her husband was treated and released from UC Irvine Medical Center, but doctors were unable to re-attach his penis.

The couple was reportedly going through a divorce at the time, and the defense argued that Kieu was suffering from depression and other mental health issues.

“This was a cruel and calculated violation of a person’s body and mind,” the victim, who was not identified, said in an impact statement at the sentencing.

“I now struggle with what is before me. She has torn off my identity as a man,” he said. “She has caused doubt in my belief in good. She has betrayed my trust in people.”

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