Posted: Jul 22, 2011 2:14 PM by Matt Stafford
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - Arraignment has been postponed for a California woman accused of cutting off her estranged husband's penis and running it through the garbage disposal.
An Orange County Superior Court judge rescheduled Friday's arraignment of 48-year-old Catherine Kieu to Sept. 23 and set bail at $1 million.
Kieu is charged with torture and aggravated mayhem.
If convicted of all counts, Kieu could face life in prison without parole.
Authorities say Kieu spiked her 60-year-old husband's meal July 11, then tied him to the bed and attacked him with a kitchen knife.
Kieu's husband had filed for divorce in May after 16 months of marriage.
Kieu's attorney, Frank Bittar, declined to comment on the allegations except to say there's a lot more to the case than meets the eye.