An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months yesterday, with a court accepting she was suffering from depression.
Chen Jian, 47, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her former partner Peng Xian over his fatal sedation and stabbing in February last year amid a protracted and bitter dispute over money and their young son.
Jian told a psychiatrist that “something inside me” told her to destroy the “monster’s weapon,” that he “uses his penis to harm woman and children.”
“I knew Peng used his penis to capture women, to have children by them, use the children as tools to squeeze money out of us,” Chen said, according to the sentencing. “Something just urged me to do it, don’t let the monster to harm any more children.”
“I remember I cut some of his penis. I went to flush it down the toilet, to flush it down so he couldn’t harm any more children and he couldn’t harm any more women,” Chen said.
She laced his soup with sedatives before the attack and called emergency services to report that “somebody is dying,” telling the operator: “I kill him, my ex-boyfriend, he’s a crook,” admitting stabbing him in the neck and penis.
Judge Monika Schmidt said police found the victim with his wrists and feet bound and excessive blood loss from wounds to his neck and groin, the latter which she described as involving “considerable gratuitous cruelty.”
“An attempt to castrate him had been made. He had lacerations to the left side of his groin and his penis had been scalped,” Schmidt said.