Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Wife 'threatened to cut off penis'

Lorena Bobbitt, on trial for cutting off her husband's penis, threatened several years ago she would do that if she caught him having an affair, a friend of the couple said in court yesterday, Reuter reports from Manassas, Virginia. The testimony by manicurist Connie James, a former colleague of Mrs Bobbitt, was part of the prosecution's effort to undermine her defence that she acted in a moment of madness induced by years of brutal treatment by her ex-Marine husband.