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Australian jailed over penis hack killing of ex-lover

Published on Aug 29, 2012 4:36 PM
 
Posed photo of someone holding a knife. An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months on Wednesday, with a court accepting she was suffering depression. -- NP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months on Wednesday, with a court accepting she was suffering depression.

Jian Chen, 47, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her former partner Jin Xiang Peng over his fatal sedation and stabbing in February 2011 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," Jian 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." 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.

 
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