SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — An Orange County woman accused of cutting off her husbandâs penis and putting it in the garbage disposal has been found guilty Monday.
Catherine Kieu, 50, was convicted of torture and aggravated mayhem Monday. She was also given a sentencing enhancement for using a deadly weapon, according to a court official.
Prosecutors said Kieu spiked her 60-year-old husband’s dinner with drugs on July 11 of 2011. She tied him to his bed with nylon ropes and cut off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, then threw it in the garbage disposal and turned on the disposal, mutilating the organ, according to prosecutors.
Kieu was the one who called 911, and authorities say she told responding officers that her husband “deserved it.”
Her husband was treated and released from UC Irvine Medical Center, but doctors were unable to re-attach his penis.
Police say they believe Kieu was upset at her husband for filing for divorce after 16 months of marriage.