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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.