SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Body Found In Sacramento River During Search For Woman Last Seen Near Garcia Bend Park
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.READ MORE: Longtime Colusa County Almond Farmer Bill Vann, Wife Among 4 Killed In Helicopter Crash
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.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Joins Sacramento, Yolo Counties In Requiring Masks Indoors Regardless Of Vaccination Status
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