by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
It seems that Amazon Prime is competing with Netflix in the crime documentary department. Prime has a new documentary Lorena that will be airing on February 15th. This story will be following the real-life story of Lorena Bobbitt and her husband John Wayne Bobbitt. Her story ended up creating the 24-hour news cycle and increased overall media coverage. Lorena had married John in 1989 and three years later she cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife in the middle of the night.
Reports say she did so because her husband had sexually assaulted her several times. During her trial, she pleaded insanity and was not found guilty. John denied her raped her and was acquitted in 1993, however, Lorena’s expert testimony stated that she suffered abuse and suffered PTSD during the time she committed the crime. Because of this she only had to spend 45 days at a psychiatric hospital. It seems this documentary will focus on both Bobbitt’s past and what’s going on with them today.