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OC woman pleads not guilty to severing penis

Catherine Kieu

September 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Orange County woman accused of cutting off her estranged husband's penis and running it through a garbage disposal told a judge Friday that she's innocent.

Catherine Kieu of Garden Grove pleaded not guilty to charges of torture and aggravated mayhem.

She's accused of drugging her husband's dinner, then tying him to a bed and mutilating his genitals.

Kieu's husband had filed for divorce two months before the incident.

Kieu is facing life in prison.

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