Woman jailed for penis-hacking death

A SCORNED Sydney socialite, who killed her ex-lover and hacked off his penis because she wanted to "destroy his weapon", has been jailed for up to six years.

The NSW Supreme Court heard that Jian Cheng was suffering from a "substantial impairment" of the mind on the night she spiked Jin Xiang Peng's soup, bound his arms and legs, repeatedly stabbed him, cut off his penis and flushed it down the toilet.

Peng's mutilated body was found in a North Ryde home in February last year.

According to the Herald, Chen was quoted in a psychiatric report as saying Mr Peng used his penis to harm women and "something inside me said, 'destroy his weapon, don't let him harm any more women and children'."

The mother of two described Peng as a serial predator who preyed on wealthy women.

When the original murder charge against her was downgraded to manslaughter, Chen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a maximum of six years and nine months jail.

She will be eligible for parole in 2014.

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