Woman faces life in prison for allegedly severing husband’s penis

Wife told officers her 60-year-old husband “deserved it.”
TNS Regional News
Apr 19, 2013


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.

Kieu’s trial began Wednesday.

During opening statements, Kieu’s attorney said his client grew up in war-torn Vietnam and suffered from mental problems, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors said she was motivated by jealousy.

After she severed her husband’s penis, Kieu allegedly went to the kitchen and threw it in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on, “mutilating the organ,” according to prosecutors.

Kieu then called 911 and said her husband was bleeding, prosecutors said. The man then spoke to the dispatcher and said his wife had cut off his penis.

Garden Grove police arrived, and the man was rushed to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. The Times previously reported that emergency surgery to reattach the severed organ was unsuccessful.

Police told The Times after the arrest that Kieu had told officers her husband “deserved it.”

If convicted, Kieu could be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.


By Joseph Serna - Los Angeles Times (MCT)

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You no needy p p!


Wow that sux for this dude.. Is there such thing as a penis transplant? lol


Good candidate for an adadictamy

jack langhals

Is that a transplant ?Can you pick them out ?

Kottage Kat

Give the gal a medal
Not life in prison



Thumbs up or should I say nubs up ;)))))


Really?? You think this is fine?

jack langhals

Kat.I am disappointed in you,as John would be !

Kottage Kat



Wow...The Vietnamese still hate us! I guess he shouldn't have asked to have his girfriend stay! And Kat- remind me not to fight with you!! You wanna give medals out I wouldn't want to marry you!!!!

Kottage Kat



@ Correct and Jack- It's a definite possibility but there is always that fearful side effect of his hand rejecting it!!




wow oooow


Have fun folks! If I made half of these comments the moderator (aka Joe Hitler) would remove it.


Lorena Bobbitt?

Kottage Kat

No she did not Bobbitt she cut it clean off
His nickname is now. " stubby"
This woman ROCKS!!!!!!!!


This is the same as a man severely injuring his wife. The correct behavior is to walk away. That's what this woman should have done, just walked. Getting even never works, you wind up in a worse situation. You become a woman hater, or as in this case, a man hater. You wind up celebrating others misfortunes because of your own anger. Just get over it and go, live your life.

whats up hometown



Shoudda back-handed her earlier. That keeps M in line. eokj


She wasn't just mad enough to cut it off....she was mad enough to GRIND it!!! Wow...gives new meaning to a woman scorned!

Really are you ...

What box gets check now? When an application says check male or female? The drivers license or State ID? What happens if arrested? This person has been sentenced to life in solitary confinement. OMG! The pain and humility.

Kottage Kat

Or none of the above


How about she gets life in prison - a men's prison. That would be true justice.

Kottage Kat

Too many gals will be baking her cakes.