Catherine Kieu sits next to her attorney, deputy public defender, Frank Bittar, before opening statements Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Kieu is charged with cutting o

 

              Catherine Kieu sits next to her attorney, deputy public defender, Frank Bittar, before opening statements Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif.   Kieu is charged with cutting o
Catherine Kieu sits next to her attorney, deputy public defender, Frank Bittar, before opening statements Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Kieu is charged with cutting off a man's penis and throwing it into a garbage disposal. 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. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, ) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT