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

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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
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
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