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Wife Cuts Off Husband's Penis, Grinds It In Garbage Disposal

Wife Cuts Off Husband's Penis, Grinds It In Garbage Disposal

Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, of Garden Grove, Calif., is accused of drugging her 51-year-old estranged husband, tying him to bed, cutting off his penis and throwing it down the garbage disposal. She is due in court Wednesday. (Garden Grove Police Dept.)

Associated Press

July 13, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – A woman was in custody Tuesday for allegedly poisoning her estranged husband, cutting off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in the garbage disposal.

Lt. Jeff Nightengale said the crime occurred Monday night at the man’s Garden Grove home. According to authorities, this was the first time police have ever been called to the home. No neighbors reported any signs of fighting or screaming.

Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was booked for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning, and spousal abuse. She was being held at the Orange County Jail.

The woman, who was later identified as the suspect, called 911 to report a medical emergency at about 10 p.m.

“The suspect called 911 and told responding officers that he ‘deserved it,’” Nightengale said.

When officers arrived, they found the man tied to a bed and bleeding from the groin area. He told officers the woman had given him a drug in the dinner she had made for him.

Investigators said she tied him to the bed after he fell asleep. When he awoke, the woman grabbed his penis and cut it off with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to police. She then threw it in the garbage disposal and turned on the disposal, police said.

The 51-year-old man was hospitalized at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. He was listed in serious condition. Pieces of the penis were taken to the hospital, but it remained unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach it.

The rope used to tie the man to the bed and a knife were seized as evidence.

Nightengale said an initial investigation indicated the two are married and going through a divorce. According to courts records, the victim filed for divorce on May 16, and is representing himself.


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    Glennberg

    about 3 years ago

    150 Comments

    Maybe....he was divorcing her because she was EXtremely attached to his..um.. you know. And...that is why she decided to award it to herself, prior to the divorce. Yeah....she is definitly going to be seen by a "head" doctor. Oops, did I say a "head" doctor? I meant the psychiatrists. : )~

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Summer, read the article. He was divorcing her. Don't just assume that he is the bad guy. Maybe she has been off her rocker for awhile. He obviously did not know she was this crazy. A well planned and vicious assault that cannot go unpunished with anything less than many, many years behind bars.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    @Top Cat--I totally agree that she deserves no mercy--she drugged this man, tied him to the bed and cut off his penis, which was the culmination of her sinister and pre-meditated plan.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    @XHOMILT: I can truly understand your response to one of the previous commenters. However, I just want to let you know that commenter and I are on opposite sides of the issue---what the woman who cut off her husband's penis did was morally wrong, criminal and vicious. I just want you to know that because you indicated that her comment was a "typical female response". I don't believe, I won't believe that her response was "typical". It was certainly not mine, nor have I knowledge of anyone who shares that commenter's stance. After all, as You pointed out, the husband was divorcing the wife, not the other way around. There must have been a reason for THAT!

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    jworrell

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    Man, I'm glad I didn't marry her! Kinda brings things back into perspective.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    @Summar: "at least she did what we have ALL thought about." Where did you get that from? I don't know how you could speak for ME--I have never thought of mutilating anyone! If you have an opinion, it might be best if you take ownership of it, rather than throwing the rest of the female gender in the pot with you.

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    usualsuspect

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I agree that he didn't do enough to derserve this. A local AM talk show did a couple of hours on their contention that NO crime desrves the punsihment he received.

    First thing that popped into my mind was Jaycee Dugard. Over a decade and a hallf of daily, drug-fueled, hours-long rape? I don't think a jury would convict her. And Gloria Steinem would be right there if needed for an appeal.

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    deputybanks

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    Summar I believe ur right she won't have to put up with it no more bcuz she might doing 10yrs for her actions n the husband might become a porn star like the last one did lol

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    @Alex11991: Thank you for the explanation on how each of the States interprets certain assaults differently. While I'm sure that the State of California couldn't give a hill of beans about my opinion since I live in NY, I think that the charge of Attempted Murder should be added. Thanks again for helping me to understand.

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    K9Sabre

    about 3 years ago

    1344 Comments

    OK........OK...........Ok.........I really dont know what to say......but I wouldnt want to be the crime scene tech

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Hey Summar. Just where are you getting all this info about her being abused? Did I miss something? HE is divorcing HER. Maybe she abused him! Typical female response...

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    jims4

    about 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    I think I'll remain single.

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    PGPD911

    about 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    She deserves everything she gets to the fullest extent of the law, this is just unbelieveable!! Not only is it an insane thing to do, ugh... what was she thinking!

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    OOOUUUCCHHHH!!

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    Magee88

    about 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    wow summar, i'm a woman and never have i thought about doing such a horrible thing to a man. i've known some really crappy men, but NEVER thought about doing that to any of those men. i don't care what he MAY have done to her, he didn't deserve that.

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