Twenty-five years ago next month a crime occurred in Virginia that shocked the nation, and many around the world. I was still an Assistant District Attorney at the time of the crime and trial the following year. The trial was televised just months before I joined Court TV. A 24-year-old manicurist named Lorena Bobbitt was fed up with the physical and emotional abuse she suffered during four years of marriage to 26-year-old ex-Marine John Wayne Bobbitt. Not long after she claims he raped her in the early morning hours of June 23, 1993, Lorena took a 12″ kitchen knife, lifted the sheets covering her sleeping husband, and sliced off his penis. She ran from the home, knife in one hand, penis in the other, got in her car, and threw his penis in a Virginia field. Police found the penis…

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