Catherine Kieu, shown here, was convicted last week of drugging her estranged husband’s tofu with sleeping pills, tying him to a bed, and cutting off his gentleman parts with a 10″ kitchen knife. She wanted to be sure the missing member couldn’t be surgically reattached, so she ground it up in the food disposal.
She claimed that this was a defensive knife use, because she had been molested as a child and claimed that her estranged husband had abused her in the past. (Which would make this self-defense how?)
The jury didn’t believe this BS, quickly found her guilty of aggravated mayhem and torture. The judge cited the exceptional cruelty of her actions in handing down the maximum sentence: California’s strange version of ‘life’ in prison. She has already been in jail for nearly two years since the assault, but California law allows her to seek parole in just seven more years.
In the crazy world of California justice, a ‘life’ sentence can apparently be as short as nine years. ‘Life?’ Even housecats live longer than that.