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Not-guilty plea in OC severed penis case

Catherine Kieu

February 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Garden Grove woman pleaded not guilty Friday to torture and aggravated mayhem for cutting off her estranged husband's penis.

Prosecutors say Catherine Kieu drugged her husband following an argument in July 2011 after he had recently filed for divorce. She then cut off his penis and tossed it down a garbage disposal.

She was indicted last month by a grand jury.

Kieu's next court date is Feb. 24. If convicted, she faces a possible life sentence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.