SANTA ANA (KTLA) — A woman convicted of cutting off her husband’s penis and putting it in the garbage disposal was sentenced on Friday to seven years to life in state prison.
Catherine Kieu, 50, was convicted in April of one count each of torture and aggravated mayhem, with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.
The attack happened on July 11, 2011, at the couple’s condo in Garden Grove.
They had argued over the possibility of a friend staying at their condo at a later date, authorities said.
Kieu spiked her husband’s dinner with Ambien, tied him to his bed with nylon ropes and then cut off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to prosecutors.
She then threw it in the garbage disposal and turned it on, mutilating the organ, authorities said.
Kieu was the one who called 911, and authorities said 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.