Life term imprisonment for California woman of aged 50 who cut off ex-husband's penis.

On July 2011, Catherine Kieu attacked her former spouse with a knife in after drugging him with sleeping pills. Kieu, who was convicted of severing her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in a kitchen waste disposal, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Kieu may seek parole after seven years. Her lawyers said she had mental health issues caused by abuse as a child and by her ex-husband.

But the victim said he lost part of his life and identity after the attack.