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« on: April 29, 2013, 04:47:37 PM »

Is there a punishment worse than the death penalty?  That would be my vote. 

California jury convicts woman accused of severing her estranged husband’s penis
By Associated Press, Apr 29, 2013

AP SANTA ANA, Calif. — A woman was convicted Monday of drugging her estranged husband, cutting off his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal.

Jurors found Catherine Kieu guilty of torture and aggravated mayhem for the July 11, 2011, attack.

.Sentencing was scheduled for June 28. Kieu faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with possibility of parole, the Orange County district attorney’s office said.

“This woman went to extreme lengths to destroy this man’s manhood by placing it in the garbage disposal,” Deputy District Attorney John Christl said in an interview after the verdict. “She did this out of vengeance, vanity and jealousy.”

During trial, the 60-year-old victim testified that his penis could not be reattached and that he felt as though he had been murdered.

Christl told jurors that Kieu, 50, drugged the man’s tofu with sleeping pills and screamed “You deserve it!” before attacking him with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

Kieu was jealous and angry about her husband’s plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend, the prosecution said.

Audio of the incident was captured by a voice-activated recorder Kieu had hidden in the bedroom, Christl said.

The man, who is not being named by The Associated Press because of the nature of the attack, married Kieu after they met at a gym but soon subjected Kieu to verbal and sexual abuse, Kieu’s public defender, Frank Bittar, said during trial.

Kieu had mental health problems caused by a childhood full of molestation and other trauma in war-torn Vietnam, and her husband also constantly demanded sex in ways that caused her pain, Bittar said.

Bittar did not immediately return a call seeking comment after the verdict.

The prosecutor discounted that argument.

“I think the jury was able to see through the evidence,” Christl said after the verdict. “There were no facts or evidence presented other than the defendant’s own statements to her doctor about sexual abuse.”
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 08:42:17 PM »

A woman...convicted of California?

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 12:39:35 AM »

Cutting it off and grinding it up in a garbage disposal? Wow that's rough!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 04:03:29 AM »

They should cut off her clit. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 12:36:14 PM »

What kind of life sentence makes you eligible for parole in seven years?? Not nearly harsh enough. Put her under the jail. Give her bread and water. Make her watch continuous loops of Gloria Allred press conferences and interviews.

California ex-wife sentenced for cutting off husband's penis
By Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 12:56 PM EDT, Sat June 29, 2013

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A southern California woman convicted of cutting off the penis of her then-husband and throwing it into a garbage disposal was given a life sentence Friday with the possibility of parole after seven years, authorities said.

Catherine Kieu, 50, of Garden Grove, California, and her husband were going through a divorce at the time of the July 2011 incident. The couple married in December 2009, but in May 2011 the husband filed for divorce, which was granted in August 2011, according to Orange County court records.

Kieu laced her husband's dinner with the sleep medication Ambien after they had an argument over a friend possibly staying with them at a later date, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement Friday.

When the husband went to sleep, Kieu tied his legs and arms to the four corners of the bed, and when he awoke, she pulled down his pants and severed his penis with a knife, prosecutors charged.

Why Catherine Kieu was arrested in 2011 Kieu then threw the severed penis into the garbage disposal, turned it on and mutilated it, prosecutors alleged. Kieu then called 911 about how her husband was bleeding, and he was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery, authorities said.

The victim's name has not been made public because he is a victim of spousal abuse, police said.

The ex-husband, 60, described the trauma in an impact statement during Friday's sentencing, according to a statement by the prosecutor's office.

"The convicted (person) viciously deprived me of part of my life and identity," the ex-husband told the court. "Then, as is routine in cases of violence that involve something sexual, the victim must endure, at the hands of the defense, a second attack. This was a cruel and calculated violation of a person's body and mind. I now struggle with what is before me. She has torn off my identity as a man. She has caused doubt in my belief in good. She has betrayed my trust in people."

On April 29, a jury convicted Kieu of one felony count of torture, one felony count of aggravated mayhem, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife, prosecutors said.

The Vietnam-born Kieu is also known as Que Anh Tran, court papers said. She and her ex-husband had no children, divorce papers said.

During the trial, Kieu's attorney said she suffered mental health issues, including depression, and the lawyer argued she shouldn't be found guilty, the prosecutor's office said.

The Orange County case was widely compared to the1993 attack against John Wayne Bobbitt by his then-wife, Lorena, who cut off his penis with an 8-inch carving knife while he slept.

Lorena Bobbitt then drove away, tossing the penis out her car window. The penis was eventually found and surgically reattached.

Lorena Bobbitt was later found innocent by reason of insanity. During her testimony, she tearfully described her life at the hands of what she described as her abusive husband.

In a separate trial, John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted of sexually assaulting his wife. He later made adult films.
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