SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A grand jury has indicted a California woman accused of cutting off a man's penis after tying him to a bed.
Orange County district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami says 48-year-old Catherine Kieu was indicted Thursday on a felony count of torture and a felony count of aggravated mayhem.
Kieu lived with the 60-year-old victim and is suspected of getting into an argument over a future houseguest's visit on July 11, 2011.
After the man went to sleep, authorities say she severed the organ and threw it into a garbage disposal.
With a sentencing enhancement for personal use of a knife, Kieu could face a life sentence without possibility of parole if convicted on all counts. She is due for arraignment Monday.