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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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    esu

    about 3 years ago

    498 Comments

    Ouch,,,,,

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    This is awful! WHO does she think she is??? No matter what he has done, it could not have compared with that! Will someone please explain to me whether "assault with a deadly weapon" is the same as attempted murder? I ask this question because I was looking for a charge of attempted murder, but I didn't see it. Also, it's pretty obvious that she pre-meditated these crimes: poisoning, imprisoning and mutilating. I hope they throw the book at her and hit her on the head with it in the process! No human has the right to do these types of things to another human.

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    SpecialK09

    about 3 years ago

    50 Comments

    Notes to remember: If going through a divorce --- eat some where else.

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    G8torFan

    about 3 years ago

    164 Comments

    Another Bobbitt story! Now they can shre stories with one another

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    alex11991

    about 3 years ago

    1978 Comments

    Note......the knife was ten inches.

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    astumbo

    about 3 years ago

    252 Comments

    Ouch... poor guy....

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