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Hearing Postponed in Severed Penis Case


Arraignment has been postponed for a Southern California woman charged with cutting off a man's penis and throwing it into a garbage disposal.

Catherine Kieu stood in a screened inmate area in an Orange County courtroom on Monday for what was supposed to be an appearance to enter a plea.

But her arraignment was delayed until Feb. 2.

A superseding indictment issued last week charges the 48-year-old woman with felony torture and felony aggravated mayhem for the July 11 attack.

Investigators say Kieu lived with the 60-year-old victim and the pair got into an argument over a future houseguest's visit.

Authorities allege that after the man went to sleep, Kieu tied him to the bed and severed the organ.

Kieu faces a possible life prison sentence if convicted.

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