Catherine Kieu Becker and Lorena Bobbitt, Meet Virginia Valdez
|Courtesy of Palm Springs Police Department|
The case got fresh, uh, legs when Catherine Kieu Becker was accused last year of slicing off the pecker of her husband as he was waking up in their Garden Grove residence.
You know what they say: they always come in threes--or, in this case, Virginia Valdez, who pleaded not guilty today to trying to remove her husband's genitals with a pair of scissors in Palm Springs.
Police received a report around 5:45 p.m. Dec. 3 of an assault in progress at a home in the 1700 block of Rochelle Road. Officers arrived to find a 62-year-old man nursing wounds to his family jewels. As he was being rushed to a hospital for treatment, he accused his wife of having tried to sever off his manhood with scissors. He survived the non-life threatening injuries.
Valdez, 69, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. She's free on $100,000 bail pending a court hearing in April. Meanwhile, she, her scissors, her cutlery and her Swiss Army knife are barred from having any contact with her husband.
By the way, Ms. Kieu pleaded not guilty also but remains behind bars.