So a quick google search yields stories of Kim Trans --though who knows if they're true. Maybe this is the latest urban legend: watch out for women named Kim Tran!
This one, a Canadian mother of six, did the deed with a meat cleaver after she discovered his affair with a younger woman. And guess what! It says she flushed it down the toilet too!
The second one, in Australia, is only referenced in more recent stories--can't find independent verification, even in the newspaper databases. So who knows how much of this is a bunch of hooey?
I could try to say something deep and meaningful about this, but i'll let the stories speak for themselves. At least two Kim Trans cut off their man's penis. Nuff said.
Alaska Woman Charged in Genital Amputation
By DAN JOLING, Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
(02-23) 10:13 PST Anchorage, Alaska (AP) --
A woman upset about an impending breakup with her boyfriend cut off the man's penis and flushed it down a toilet, police said. Utility workers recovered the severed organ Sunday and surgeons reattached it.
Kim Tran, 35, was charged with first-degree assault, domestic violence and tampering with evidence. She was jailed at the Anchorage Jail with no bail set.
Police spokeswoman Anita Shell said the injury to the 44-year-old man was "brutal, brutal."
At arraignment Sunday afternoon, Tran requested a Vietnamese interpreter. Magistrate Brian Johnson continued the arraignment until Monday with no bail set.
The couple was arguing Saturday because the man, whose name was not released, wanted to end the year-old relationship, Shell said. The pair decided to have sex, and the man agreed to have his arms tied to a window handle above their bed. The woman pulled out a kitchen knife and severed his penis, police said.
After flushing the organ down the toilet, she drove the man to the hospital and helped him to a nurses' station, Shell said. Police, summoned by a hospital worker, found Tran at the couple's home cleaning up the blood, Shell said.
Water utility workers retrieved the penis, and police said surgery to reattach it was successful.
Shell said investigators gave no indication in their report whether Tran showed any remorse in driving the victim to the hospital. "She decided to just go home at that point," Shell said.
Monday, February 21, 2005 - by Angela Unruh
Anchorage, Alaska - A woman is in jail and a man is recovering at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a Saturday night attack in which the woman is accused of severing the man’s penis. A love triangle involving the accused attacker, her aunt and the aunt’s husband appears to be the motive behind the brutal assault.
Kim Tran, 35, told police she had been having an affair with her uncle
for about a year. His refusal to leave his wife apparently provoked the attack during which he was mutilated.
"The law says that you cannot have sexual contact with another person,
in this case hand-to-penis contact, without the consent of the other person," said Judge Brian Johnson.
Tran appeared in court and was charged with first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree sexual assault. Police say it all started in South Anchorage, at 7925 Moose Run Circle.
Charging documents say Tran and her 44-year-old uncle got into an argument Saturday night at Tran's home because he wanted out of the relationship. Those documents say Tran asked her uncle to leave his wife, and that's when he told Tran that he was only interested in having sex with her.
Tran told police they then started to "fool around" and she tied up her uncle to a window handle above her bed. "At that point, she pulled a knife on the man and severed his penis," said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell.
Police say that after the attack Tran rushed her uncle to Providence Alaska Medical Center, but not before flushing his penis down the toilet.
"Officials from the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility were able to come out to the home," Shell said. "They pulled the toilet from its base and tipped it over into the bathtub and were able to recover the man's body part, and police officers then brought it into the hospital for re-attachment."
Once at the hospital, police say Tran told hospital staff she was going to park the car, but instead she drove home. Police say they found Tran at her home, cleaning up the crime scene.
Today, a car with blood stains on the passenger door sat in Tran's driveway. At Providence hospital, doctors reportedly were successful at reattaching the man’s penis, but his condition remained unknown Monday night.
Tran remains at the Anchorage Jail until her bail hearing Tuesday. She faces up to 20 years in jail and $250,000 in fines.
Charging documents say that, after Tran tied up her uncle, she tried to talk about their relationship. The documents say she wanted her uncle to marry her and have children with her.
Police say the uncle told Tran he couldn't have children because he was too old and had had a vasectomy. The documents say Tran felt used and angry and that's when she pulled out the knife.
The best known similar case occurred in 1993, involving John and Lorena Bobbett. Police say such attacks are not that uncommon. In researching this story, we found two other cases of women named Kim Tran who were accused of the same crime, and a third case of a woman with the last name of Tran. These cases occurred in 1996, ’97 and ’98, but are apparently not related to this latest incident.