A woman accused of cutting off her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in a garbage disposal was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Santa Ana, but her case was continued to Feb. 2.
Catherine Kieu, 48, was indicted on one felony count of torture, one felony count of aggravated mayhem, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.
The Garden Grove woman allegedly cut off the man's penis after an argument over whether a friend should be staying at his residence.
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After dinner on the night of July 11, the man fell asleep in his bed. Kieu tied the man's arms and legs to the four corners of the bed as he slept, according to investigators. When he awoke, Kieu pulled down his pants and severed his penis with a knife, prosecutors said.
She then placed the penis in a garbage disposal and turned on the disposal before calling 911, according to investigators.
The 60-year-old victim was transported to Irvine Medical Center for emergency surgery.
Kieu faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole. She is being held on $1 million bail.