[UPDATED with Arraignment Continued to Sept.:] Catherine Kieu Becker Cut Off Hubby's Pecker and Tossed It in Garbage Disposal (Allegedly)

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UPDATED, JULY 22, 4:22 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge Debra Carrillo in Westminster agreed to continue Catherine Kieu Becker's arraignment until Sept. 23.

The 48-year-old Garden Grove resident's public defender, Frank Bittar, asked Carrillo to bar the media from covering the proceedings, something the judge denied. Bittar later told reporters outside the courtroom that, "There is more than meets the eye."

Or a certain other body part, presumably.

UPDATED, JULY 22, 7:03 A.M.: 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker is due back in court in Westminster at 9 a.m. this morning to continue her arraignment on charges of slicing off her husband's pecker.

However, the Orange County District Attorney's office heads up that the defense will likely request a continuance.

The Garden Grove resident, who is currently being held without bail and has undergone mental examinations, could get life in state prison with the possibility of parole if convicted of the charges pending against her.

UPDATED, JULY 13, 3:31 P.M.: This afternoon's arraignment of Catherine Kieu Becker was delayed until July 22.

The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) today charged the 48-year-old, Vietnamese-born Garden Grove resident with one felony count of torture, one felony count of aggravated mayhem, and sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and personal use of a knife.

If convicted on all counts, she could spend life in state prison with the possibility of parole
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Following today's hearing in Westminster, where she reportedly sat with her face covered in her long black hair, Becker returned to Orange County Jail, where she is being held without bail. The Orange County Sheriff's Department, which runs the jail, says she is being kept in the medical ward for observation.

Meanwhile, in the OCDA's account of her alleged crimes, her unidentified husband's age was listed as 60. The Garden Grove Police Department had previously said he is 51. Here is the OCDA's brief account:

On the night of July 11, 2011, Kieu is accused of engaging John Doe in an argument over friends staying at the residence. The defendant is accused of serving John Doe dinner. After feeling tired, at approximately 9:00 p.m., John Doe went to bed. As he slept in his bed, Kieu is accused of tying the victim's legs and arms to the four corners of the bed with nylon ropes. As he awoke, she is accused of pulling down John Doe's pants, grabbing the victim's penis and severing it with a knife. Kieu is accused of then taking the penis to the kitchen, throwing it into the garbage disposal, turning it on, and mutilating the organ. Kieu is accused of contacting 911.

Meanwhile, we couldn't help but snicker when we saw this tweet:

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Lorena Bobbitt
UPDATED, JULY 13, 9:07 A.M.: As the dismembered husband of Catherine Kieu Becker improves in a UCI Medical Center hospital bed, his 48-year-old wife is sitting in an Orange County Jail cell in lieu of $1 million bail.

And, if the current charges stick, she's looking at the possibility of life in prison.

Meanwhile, the nation's media are comparing the Vietnamese-American to another infamous penis chopper.

Here are the latest details that have emerged since our last report:

  • Reached by the media at the hospital, Becker's husband declined to identify himself, would not discuss the incident and called the attack a "private matter." (All you snickering, "More like privates matter," stop right now!)

  • His condition was upgraded to good, and doctors expect he will survive. It has not been disclosed whether what was left of his penis could be re-attached.

  • Speaking of that, a first responder had to retrieve the ground-up penis out of the couple's garbage disposal and rush it to UCI.

  • The weapon his wife allegedly used was a 10-inch kitchen knife.

  • There were no witnesses.

  • The couple resides in the Flower Tree condominium complex at 14171 Flower St., Garden Grove, where neighbors are expressing shock.

  • They married on Dec. 29, 2009, and the husband filed for divorce just last May.

  • The 9-1-1 tape is expected to be released soon.

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TMZ
Sisters in crime? Lorena Bobbitt (left) and Catherine Kieu Becker.
Needless to say, international media attention has been intense. One thing we've noticed (perhaps since we read it in our comments section first) is how often newshounds and bloggers are comparing the actions Becker is accused of performing with those of Lorena Bobbitt, who famously de-peckered John Wayne Bobbitt while her then-husband slept in 1993.

Consider the following:

  • Although details of the incident remain sparse, the alleged crime will undoubtedly have people heading to Wikipedia for a refresher on Lorena Bobbitt, who infamously severed her husband's penis in 1993. (Slate)

  • U.S. Woman Bobbitises Husband (Times of India)

  • On June 23, 1993, John Wayne Bobbitt was laying asleep when wife Loreana got out of bed, and went to the kitchen for a drink of water. She then grabbed a carving knife in the kitchen, returned to the bed, and cut off half of Bobbitt's manhood. Loreana then hit the road in her vehicle and tossed the severed male body part out of the window. (LaLate)

  • Catherine Kieu Becker is the New Lorena Bobbitt: Cut's Off Husband's Penis
Remember Lorena Bobbitt, the estranged housewife that cut off her husband's penis? Well prepare for the sequel. (BungalowBill's)

  • TMZ ran the photos above of Ms. Bobbitt and Ms. Becker with this headline: "Penis Cutters: Who'd You Rather?" (TMZ)

Meanwhile, HyperVocal compared the Garden Grove crime to another pop culture figure with this headline:

"Wife Makes Good on 'We Cut Off Your Johnson, Lebowski'"
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168 comments
Michael
Michael

Andis it just me or have I not heard the word “Domestic Violence’s” any where in thisor any other story. Again had this happened to women, that word we be prominentlyfeatured about a dozen times throughout the story with links to nationsl hotlines and list of shelters in your local area? It never stops to amaze me thatdomestic violence is only domestic violence when it a man attacks a women only.And again I say, this is a man’s world?

Michael
Michael

I see the Orange County Superior Court Judge  is DebraCarrillo a female. Will I guess we can rule out any kind of jail time there. Tostave off accusations of double standards Ms. Carrillo will most likely requireher to undergo some kind of therapy where she will attend for a few monthsuntil the general public stops watching; then she will just stop going,meanwhile she will get tens of thousands of dollars from victims’ rights groupsto help “Heal” and “Move on”  Then shewill write a book like Crystal Mangum (who lied about the Duke Lacrosse teamraping her and you guessed it, wasn’t even arrested much less sent go to jail)and make millions while her ex-husband spends the rest of his life beinglaughed at and ridiculed while dealing with the physical complications of hisinjuries while receiving no public sympathy at all. And I keep hearing thatthis is a man’s world?? 

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Ben Kirksey
Ben Kirksey

To you all you sadistic feminazis who think this is funny, how would you like it if someone cut out your vagina and uterus with a kitchen knife and ground it up while you watched?

Sheldon McCormick
Sheldon McCormick

Both of these "decocking" cases of Lorena Bobbitt and Catherine Becker draws only one major conclusion--two wrongs don't make a right. The perpetrators are branded with a police record, notoriety for committing a violent crime and, if the women felons have a consience, a tormented one for the rest of their lives. The victims bear, more so, the physical and emotional scars of such a crime, in addition to the public and news media-cast of victimhood, ridicule, humiliation and misguided suspicion and accusations. Trust and everything regarding females once seen as good will be viewed with fear, suspicion, even violent hatred. Even with family and friends. Women, particularly those who have been victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, applauded these well-publicized mutilations.Innocent people could get hurt, just like people were unjustly murdered and  brutalized during the Lynching Era (1882-1951), mostly for the most trivial, even idiotic reasons. The victims of this kind of violence could retaliate with gunplay, explosives, blunt objects and other deadly weapons. More bloodshed is not the answer. There ARE  non-violent , constructive, legal alternatives to grievences between men and women. The only thing that needs to be cut out in our civilization is violent crime against the citizens within it. Violence against one is against all.

Mjbfhc
Mjbfhc

Hey jerk, stick wih the story and leave your feminist comments to yourself, I hope the man will have a phalloplasy that is successful. I hope she never leaves prison.

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Sad to hear this story. It is all because of LOVE but sometimes we must lean to forgive one's mistake and give a chance to change but if still commit same mistakes then set him free. As what the saying says "If you love someone then set him free". It is the best way rather than to sacrifice yourself in prison just because of this person and lost everything you've got.

ScaaarBeeek
ScaaarBeeek

This is a thoroughly despicable crime. True. But I'm SEETHING at the way a CBS studio "discussion" involving a few idiotic giggling celebrity feminists was allowed to be aired. They laughed and ridiculed this poor guy and by using the most vicious language. Is this what American television has come to now? It really is the lowest of the low.

Angryman
Angryman

If a man did this he'd be automatically sentenced to Death, now come on let's have a system also Justly Stick up for Men!

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T-Bone
T-Bone

Coker, you are a sick fuck for reveling in this.

mitch young
mitch young

Lorena Bobbit, 'Latina', Ecuador bornKatherine Keiu Baker, Asian, no doubt foreign born.

Both married to white guys.Brothers, listen. Are women can be figurative ball-busters, but man, that's better than getting your dick cut of by a foreign 'woman of color'.

Nigh8er
Nigh8er

thats why you don't marry outside your race

Al
Al

"What do you need that for, Dude?"

TikRoo
TikRoo

So, did the dude cheat on her? If so, then he got what he deserved. Any man that cheats on his wife should have his tool removed in such a manner.

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mick-le-pick
mick-le-pick

If the roles had been reversed, you would not be so sympathetic toward the criminal.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm really sorry to hear that. It is shameful how woefully immature both women and men have reacted to this crime. And any true feminist worth her salt would never make cruel jokes about such a horrific assault against anyone, man or woman.

Anaheim Gal
Anaheim Gal

I never thought there's a more deranged thing than cutting your hubby's penis. But having coitus with a horse - such an imaginable thing!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Congratulations...yours is the epitome of what angers me about a lot of the comments on this thread...the atrocious sexism and racism!

AllGayUSA
AllGayUSA

Or dont marry period.Unless you are gay like me THEN it is okay because a male would NEVER sink so low as to even think of doing anything so heinous to anyone!!!!!!

justanothersadmutilatedmale
justanothersadmutilatedmale

Wow you are one SERIOUSLY SICK DISGUSTING CUNT!!!!!! When will more males learn as i have at a very early age.  That ALL males are BORN GAY!!!!!!  and therefore can never ever love a female.  That's one of the reasons doctors and nurses (All sick females and emmasculated wanna be female transexual manginas fucks)  Im so glad I chose evolution and decided to be GAY. XD

usapanda
usapanda

Good thing I'm not your husband. I would wait until you got out of jail and do a little cutting on you. ;)

mitch young
mitch young

Whatever you do, don't google 'Mr. Hands'. Just don't, and definitely don't click thru to any video links.

YouAreFuckingSexist
YouAreFuckingSexist

AND...."Yours" is the epitome of what angers me about ALL "FEMALES" COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS IN THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD!!!!!! ...the atrocious sexism racism! AND COMPLETE BIGGOTRY AND MISANDRY!!!!!!

@ "FishWithoutBicycle" You should ride a One Horse Open Sleigh to HELL!!!! As with all other females

Loxret
Loxret

And you are a big part of it!

Frank
Frank

and you need to be a little less PC and lighten up!...of course this woman should fry in H E double hockey sticks....but the thought of any man getting his member chopped off and put in a garbage disposal gives all of us the willies, and we deal with it with humor (and yes, it is not PC)....

tortured boy
tortured boy

Post Edit:  Wow you are one SERIOUSLY SICK DISGUSTING CUNT!!!!!! When will more males learn as i have at a very early age.  That ALL males are BORN GAY!!!!!!  and therefore can never ever love a female.  That's one of the reasons doctors and nurses (All sick females and emmasculated wanna be female transexual manginas fucks) circumcise baby males. Im so glad I chose the rightious path of evolution and decided to be GAY. XD

Loxret
Loxret

Revenge is not the way!

YouAreFuckingSexist!!!!!!
YouAreFuckingSexist!!!!!!

There are still places in the world where it is considered right and customary to remove a BABY BOYS FORESKIN in order to FORCE him to be weak and subservient to society and to be straight with girls. If HE cries out during the ordeal, usually performed under unsanitary conditions with crude implements, HE brings shame to HIS family. BILLIONS OF BOY'S are still mutilated every year but a FEW HUNDRED ALLEGED GIRLS get their clitoris cut off once in a blue moon and that's considered far more despicable for some reason...

TorturedBoy
TorturedBoy

Ummm hey you colder than ice, heartless, soulless, insensitive, sexist Robot BITCH!!!!! whaaaat about EVERY BABY BOY who is fucking genitally mutilated or "Circumcised" at birth by doctors or to be PC mostly FEMALE!!!!  NURSES!!!!! Male Circumcision IS GENITAL MUTILATION and you said it yourself.  "There is no excuse to mutilate anyone's sexual organs." "Ever."  But hey according to your horrifyingly sexist "L O G I C"  THAT DOESNT MATTER when it happens to poor absolutely defenceless BABY MALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    "The point I was trying to make is that FGM has been going on and is still going on but it seems it causes so much less outrage"  But apparently Male Genital Mutilation or anything bad that happens to any male is okay to you female CUNTS!!!!!  Male genital mutilation or MGM is far faaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrr more common than female genital mutilation, and is done not to teenagers, children, or even a goddamn toddler or fucking one year old, but a hardly more than a SEVERAL DAY OLD BABY BOY!!!!!!I am calling your pussy out FishWithoutBicycle, i believe that a better more "fitting"  name for you should be FishWithoutWater for just as a fish without water a human without oxygen is incapable of using their brain. So whether a fish without water or human w/o oxygen you clearly (judging by your comments) are incapable of thinking as a human being, and therefore you are either A: Not alive or within the process of dying and are incapable of any type of intelligent thoughtand are envious of the living. Or B: You are some form of heartless alien or monster so evil that you are not of this dimension..... or C: are an unintelligable robot in which case i feel quite sorry for you.

Ann
Ann

Okay, yeah I see what you mean.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I have never meant to downplay what happened to this man. His wife SHOULD be sent to prison for life. She committed a despicable, violent act. The point I was trying to make is that FGM has been going on and is still going on but it seems it causes so much less outrage. There is no excuse to mutilate anyone's sexual organs. Ever.

Ann
Ann

I agree it's the insensitivy shown by some is unfair considering what our gender has been through and please know that many woman including myself are outraged by anyone being sexually violated or disfigured in ways such as this. 

Ann
Ann

What I find interesting is how  many women are laughing at this story when those same women would be and should outraged about the same crimes hapening to women all over the world.  If men laughed at that, they'd be pissed as hell. Neither is more or less despicable, genital mutilation and laughing about is despicable, in my opinion.

And what do you mean by "one man's penis", a horrific act of violence is just that, a horrific act of violence whether it happens to one or thousands. 

Frank
Frank

don't worry-female genital mutiliation gives me the willies too..the thought of this being done to girls the same age as my daughter (11) gives me the creeps!

Loxret
Loxret

As far as I know, no men that I have ever met in this side of the globe does agree or is okay with the customary ritual of clitoris mutilation still practiced today in some parts of the planet. On the other hand, many of the human rights activists involved in the fight against this ritual are men. But that I don't think that's the point many of the bloggers want to call to attention                                                                                                   .    It is just incredible to read how insensitive and cruel the female society has become in America when it comes to abuse and cruelty against men. But, they are not the only ones, just look at the posts of several American men who laugh and make fun of male mutilation and torture. It is obvious that such behaviors will just make injustice and abuse towards men more acceptable and not punishable by our so "call" criminal system. I believe it is time for American women to show the same sensitivity and support they have received from males in general when it comes to crimes of torture, rape and violence. Finally, American men should stop perpetuating the stigma of "Pussyfication of the American Men" and start talking loud and clear to stop the abuse in the forms of laugh, indifference, and littleness perpetuated to men in our society.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

At least you are aware of FGM...I'll give you that. And I never said anyone commenting on this blog endorsed it...

mitch young
mitch young

Yup, your typical racist, sexist reader of "Navelgazing" heartily approves of FGM.

You caught us

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

There are still places in the world where it is considered right and customary to remove a teenage girl's clitoris in order to make her marriageable. If she cries out during the ordeal, usually performed under unsanitary conditions with crude implements, she brings shame to her family. Hundreds of girls are still mutilated every year but a one man's penis gets cut off once in a blue moon and that's considered far more despicable for some reason...

AllGayUSA
AllGayUSA

Apparently ALL females think like Tik Roo. When ALL females hate males so much then how can any male desire a female?????  It Is truly mind boggling how foolish and miserable the heterophile men are. Heterosexuals and heterosexuality is the ultimate disgrace to the superior and more evolved gender of species the male gender and evolution.   

Females are the source of all evil, darkness, pain and suffering, weakness, and problems in the world including their own.

usapanda
usapanda

Really? Let someone cut some parts of you or a family member and tell me how you would react.

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