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California Woman Gets Life For Severing Husband’s Penis

Monday Jul 1, 2013

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A California 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 Friday for a July 2011 attack that mutilated her estranged spouse. Kieu, who's 50, can seek parole in seven years.

The Garden Grove woman was convicted of torture and aggravated mayhem.

Prosecutors said Kieu drugged her husband's tofu with sleeping pills and screamed "You deserve it!" before attacking him with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

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.

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  • W?, 2013-07-01 20:37:53

    He did deserve it if he was sexually abusing her.

  • , 2013-07-02 02:44:22

    Wow. American justice for you... Not daying she doesn’t deserve jail time. but....... The average jail time actually served for perpetrators of violent rape is 35...,MONTHS. This woman, a sexual abuse victim, gets life imprisonment for cutting off a dude’s johnson. No, no, there’s no war on women in this country. Sexism is totally a thing of the past.

  • cc, 2013-07-02 17:45:18

    I guess he should have married a Bobbitt. She only threw her husband’s member into a field where it was retrieved and sewn back on. I think the microwave would have been a better choice.

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