Penis Chop Trial Begins: Wife Allegedly Cut Off Hubby's Junk, Threw It in Garbage Disposal
It's been nearly two years since a Garden Grove woman allegedly chopped off her estranged husband's penis and threw it in the garbage disposal, and now the case is finally going to trial. Opening statements are slated for today in a Santa Ana courtroom.Catherine Kieu, 49, and her husband, then 60, reportedly had an argument at their home, and she served him funny-tasting tofu soup for dinner that may have been tainted. When her husband went to sleep that night, Kieu allegedly tied him up to the bed, woke him, then severed his penis in one cut.
After cutting his genitals, Kieu allegedly put the severed part in the garbage disposal and turned it on before calling 911.
Kieu reportedly told officers her estranged husband "deserved it."
The couple were going through a divorce, though they had only been wed for about 18 months at the time.
Kieu faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if she is convicted of one felony count each of torture and aggravated mayhem, according to City News Service. She faces a sentencing enhancement allegation for using a knife. Kieu pleaded not guilty in February 2012.