A woman could be sentenced to life in prison for allegedly cutting off her husband’s penis and throwing it into the garbage disposal, Orange County prosecutors said.
Catherine Kieu, 50, faces felony charges of torture and aggravated mayhem, with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife, court records show.
Kieu was arrested the night of July 11, 2011, after she and her 60-year-old husband, whose name has not been released, apparently argued about the possibility of a friend staying at their home, prosecutors said.
Kieu allegedly then prepared an Ambien-laced dinner, prompting the man to become drowsy and to go to bed.
As he slept, Kieu allegedly tied his legs and arms to the bed with rope. When he awoke, prosecutors said, she pulled down his pants, grabbed his penis and cut it with a knife.