yeah like she isn’t a imported bride from some third world asian country.Most likely the Philippines.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – A Southern California woman accused of cutting off her estranged husband’s penis briefly appeared in court Wednesday, hiding her face with her long hair, but her arraignment on torture and mayhem charges was postponed.
Catherine Kieu, 48, had an attorney appointed to defend her, but Orange County Superior Court Judge Debra Carrillo continued the arraignment and a bail review hearing to July 22. Kieu will be held without bail until then.
Garden Grove police say Kieu spiked a meal and served it to the victim shortly before the attack Monday night. Police say the 60-year-old man felt sick and went to lie down, then awoke tied to the bed as Kieu attacked him with a kitchen knife.
Police say the woman put the penis down a garbage disposal.
“It’s hard to believe what would motivate a person to do this sort of thing,” the district attorney’s chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder, said outside court. “It’s one of the worst things you could do to a person short of killing him.”
Newly appointed defense attorney Lee Gabriel made no public statement after the hearing.
Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said earlier that the victim was conscious when his penis was cut off with a 10-inch knife.
Police did not release the victim’s name.
The lieutenant said Kieu called police to report a medical emergency and told arriving officers “he deserved it” before pointing to the room where the victim was found bleeding profusely. She was taken into custody without incident and refused to talk to officers further.
Prosecutors said Kieu argued with the victim before the attack about friends staying at their home.
The couple was married in December 2009, and the victim filed for divorce in May citing irreconcilable differences, court records show.
Kieu was charged with one felony count of torture, one felony count of aggravated mayhem and sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and personal use of a knife. If convicted of all counts, she could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The victim underwent surgery and was listed in good condition at University of California at Irvine Medical Center, hospital spokesman John Murray said.
The victim declined to comment when he was reached by phone Tuesday by The Orange County Register.
“This is a private matter,” he said.
A call by The Associated Press to a phone number listed on court documents for the victim was answered Wednesday by a person who promptly hung up.
Neighbor Lourdes Painter said the couple did not have any children and seemed quiet. Kieu and her husband lived in a second-story condo in the working class complex. Painter lives in the unit below them.
The condo belonged to the victim, but Kieu was living there and slowly moving her things out, Nightengale said.
Detectives were analyzing the food served for dinner.
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