published Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Man’s penis cut off, put through garbage disposal


Associated Press

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — A Southern California woman remained jailed today after authorities said she drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis and put it through a garbage disposal.

Suspect Catherine Kieu Becker spiked a meal and served it to the victim shortly before the attack Monday night, Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.

The 51-year-old man felt sick, went to lie down and lost consciousness.

Becker, 48, then tied his arms and legs to the bed with rope, removed his clothes and attacked him with a 10-inch kitchen knife as he awoke, police said.

“He was conscious when his penis was removed,” Nightengale said, alleging Becker then put it in the garbage disposal and turned it on.

The victim’s name was not released by police.

The lieutenant said Becker called police to report a medical emergency and told arriving officers “he deserved it” before pointing to the room where the victim was found bleeding profusely.

Authorities did not release details on a possible motive. A database search showed no previous calls to the home for any past problems, Nightengale said.

The couple was married in December 2009, and the victim filed for divorce in May citing irreconcilable differences, court records show.

Becker was taken into custody without incident and refused to talk to officers further. Bail was set at $1 million after she was booked at Orange County Jail for investigation of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.

A court hearing was expected today.

No attorney for Becker was listed on booking documents. A telephone listing for her residence could not be located, and no one was home at the apartment.

The victim underwent surgery and was listed in good condition at University of California at Irvine Medical Center, hospital spokesman John Murray told the Orange County Register.

The victim declined to comment when he was reached by phone Tuesday by the newspaper.

“This is a private matter,” he said.

Police officers reported the victim was in “amazingly good spirits considering everything he has gone through,” Nightengale said.

A call by The Associated Press to a phone number listed on court documents for the victim was answered Wednesday by a person who promptly hung up.

Neighbor Lourdes Painter said the couple did not have any children and seemed quiet. Becker and her husband lived in a second-story condo in the working class complex. Painter lives in the unit below them.

The condo belonged to the victim, but Becker was living there and slowly moving her things out, Nightengale said.

Detectives were analyzing the food served for dinner.

In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis in Virginia and threw it out of her car window into a field on the side of the road. She claimed years of sexual abuse drove her to the attack, and she was acquitted by reason of insanity.

The penis was later reattached.


Associated Press writer Amy Taxin contributed to this report from Orange County.

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sandyonsignal said...

Too much information!! Blech! J

July 13, 2011 at 3:41 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Yeah, gross!

Hey A.P. there's a dead skunk out in the street, do you want to go check it out and describe it in detail to everybody as exciting news as well?

Though, I guess a dead skunk isn't near as titillating as a dead wanker.

July 13, 2011 at 4:28 p.m.
ITguy said...

The victim underwent surgery and was listed in good condition at University of California at Irvine Medical Center, hospital spokesman John Murray told the Orange County Register.

How can a man who had his penis cut off be considered in "good condition"? He will never again be in "good condition"

July 13, 2011 at 4:32 p.m.
moonpie said...


Why do you say it was a white man?

Be careful, your hood is showing.....

July 13, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

Yeah, TOO much info....BUT I can't stop LOL!! "Becker lost his p**ker"...

I'll feel sorry for him later...she MUST have had (in her mind) a good reason)

July 13, 2011 at 6:28 p.m.
5v5 said...

Put this link in your brower for a picture of the cutting woman.

July 13, 2011 at 6:36 p.m.
rolando said...

Yeah, an Asian. Never T-off an female Asian, especially one with a knife. They know how to put the hurts on a guy.

July 13, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.
johnnyhurst said...

This is terrible. Garbage disposal ? What in the world could even the greatest medical minds on earth do to help this guy now? Garbage disposal. Lord have mercy. Send me on a suicide mission, like do yall need any volunteers at the Fukashima Nuclear plant? I guess the sayings really true for this poor feller. If you aint got it in the hips, youd better have it in the lips

July 13, 2011 at 8:18 p.m.
EaTn said...

L4F--the female better hope she gets put in jail for a long, long time. I doubt the guy will have reconciliation on his mind when he gets out of the hospital.

July 13, 2011 at 8:29 p.m.
chet123 said...


July 14, 2011 at 12:02 a.m.
Momus said...


July 14, 2011 at 6:57 a.m.
Momus said...

Less we forget.....

L4F wrote - "I am so proud he has exposed Weiner, I wish he would release the more explicit picture."

July 14, 2011 at 7:02 a.m.
bigbearzzz said...

I wonder if he gets to pick out a prosthetic?

July 14, 2011 at 7:39 a.m.

Someone, please break-into chet's padded cell and push the caps lock button. Alprova?

July 14, 2011 at 9:17 a.m.
eastridge8 said...

I'm sure it's not funny to the guys on here and I understand but...


Now Becker can see how SHE feels for a change!! So guys let this be a can push us just so far...we have our LIMITS!!!

July 14, 2011 at 9:31 a.m.
eastridge8 said...

Hey L4F! the early 60's I lived next door to a woman who slapped her husband around day after day,calling him all kinds of names and they had a small child hearing all of this...I heard it every time I went outside to hang up clothes...the thing of it was SHE was as BIG as he was...BOTH over 6'...they finally broke up when he caught her with a PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER!!! And she FINALLY GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED...a good ol' A** whipping...(she didn't press charges...I kid you not...I am NOT making this up)...

The ex-husband told me this 2-3 years later while he was at the hospital awaiting the birth of his son with new wife...I was very happy for him...he was a gentle giant...(he never did get custody of first son but he tried)..

So, YES, I know it DOES happen to men as well as women...but it's usually the men that are stronger than women and can overpower them which is WHY it's usually the MEN who are the abusers...

July 14, 2011 at 10:32 a.m.
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