Penis-Chopping Wife Sentenced To Life In Prison
A woman was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for slipping her estranged husband Ambien in his food, tying him to a bed, chopping off his penis and tossing it into a garbage disposal.Catherine Kieu, 50, of Garden Grove was convicted of aggravated mayhem and torture in April, and her sentencing was today. She has been in prison since the attack in 2011, and she will be eligible for parole in seven years, according to City News Service.
The victim survived the vicious attack testified that he spent a few days in a hospital and though he underwent surgery it was "not reconstructive surgery" for his penis but it did "make it usable as far as going to the bathroom.''
Kieu pleaded not guilty to the charges and her attorney Frank Bittar argued that his client suffered form PTSD due to long-term sexual abuse. However, the Deputy District Attorney John Christl argued that Kieu refused to accept her husband's demand for a divorce.