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Life sentence for penis-cutting wife

Catherine Kieu, the Garden Grove, California woman arrested and convicted of drugging her husband, cutting off his penis, and mangling it in a kitchen sink disposal unit, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Catherine Kieu Convicted of Torture for Cutting Off Husband’s Penis

After less than a day of deliberating, a California jury convicted Catherine Kieu of torture and aggravated mayhem for cutting off her estranged husband’s penis and mangling it in a garbage disposal.

Penis-Cutting Wife to Learn her Fate

Husbands and wives have disagreements all the time, and the vast majority of them never make their way into the news. In 2011, however, when a Garden Grove, California, couple’s conflict ended with the husband’s severed penis in the garbage disposal, it was a headliner.

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