Woman Charged with Drugging Estranged Husband’s Tofu and Cutting Off his Penis


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Southern California prosecutors say a jealous wife yelled “You deserve it” before severing her estranged husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal.

A jury heard opening statements Wednesday in the case of 50-year-old Catherine Kieu, who is accused of drugging her husband’s tofu with sleeping pills and tying him to a bed before the attack.

Deputy District Attorney John Christl says audio of the July 11, 2011, incident was captured by a voice-activated recorder Kieu had hidden in the bedroom.

Deputy Public Defender Frank Bittar says Kieu’s severely traumatic childhood in war-torn Vietnam, including rape by her older brother, caused mental illness that bars her from a mayhem or torture conviction.

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  • Susan_B_Karimchise

    Since she has a mental illness that bars her from a mayhem or torture conviction, she should be committed to a mental hospital for the rest of her life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723200856 Tim Liao

    Lesson for all you guys with the Asian persuasion; they are not always so submissive

  • Andrea

    This isn’t right, because you can’t cut off male genitalia and drug tofu. Lesson is don’t be like the woman in the mug shot.

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