Catherine Kieu Becker Loses Appeal Arguing Slicing Off Husband's Penis was Not Torture

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department
Catherine Kieu Becker said her husband "deserved" it.

Attorneys for Catherine Kieu Becker tried to argue on appeal that the 51-year-old Garden Grove woman should not have been convicted of torture last year because there was "insufficient evidence she intended to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering" on her husband, whose penis she sliced off before tossing it into the garbage disposal, turning the appliance on and telling cops he "deserved" it.

Catherine Kieu Guilty of Torturing Husband by Slicing Off Penis

And that, ladies and germs, is why The Most Ballsy Court Move of the Decade is being awarded to the appeal attorneys for Catherine Kieu Becker. Hell, I suffered cruel or extreme pain and suffering just reading about what she did all over again--cruel and extreme physical and emotional pain.

In its rejection of the appeal, a three-justice panel of the state's 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that Kieu telling investigators that her husband "deserved" to have his member removed permanently showed she intended to inflict pain.

"The jury could reasonably infer defendant's repeated phrase, 'You deserve it,' while the victim was in excruciating pain meant defendant intended to cause that pain," reads the ruling.

Surgeons were unable to reattach the man's penis after it was fetched out of the garbage disposal that tragic July 2011 night, but they did make it so the fellow can pee. He'd suffered the ultimate punishment because he was trying to divorce the lady. One prays he was ushered to the fast lane at divorce court.

Orange County's answer to Lorena Bobbitt did win one point on appeal, however. Kieu's attorney argued that she was entitled to 108 days of credit for good conduct while in custody awaiting trial. The justices agreed, and she will now be able to petition for a parole hearing 108 days sooner than she would have without the appeal. She was sentenced to seven years to life in state prison in June of last year.

Better start un-sharpening those knives now, fellas.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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Jan Folke Rorvik
Jan Folke Rorvik

Lot's of penis related stuff here today of FB. I Guess there is a FB algorithm for that to happen...

Landon Chi
Landon Chi

she had the balls to be a dick about it

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

Definition of torture is correct according to CA Penal code 206.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Sexual mutilation of men is a titillating subject for the MM.  Remember all the John Wayne Bobbitt jokes?  I wonder if sexual mutilation of a woman would cause as much mirth?

Rick Maggio
Rick Maggio

Ignorant comment. Looking at your facebook picture I can see why you would say that.

Mario Sosa
Mario Sosa

An eye for an eye, cut off her clit.

Hip Ngau
Hip Ngau

Why oh why Mrs. Kieu? There are plenty of fish in the sea. Why did u let the jealousy get the worst of you?

Jill Marie
Jill Marie

Alex Alex Paik ... Garbage disposal lady just refuses to go away !!!

Bob Bowdish
Bob Bowdish

Really? You had to use the word "ballsy"?

Ro Ar
Ro Ar

Send her ass to jail for a long time

FocoYou FocoMe
FocoYou FocoMe

Poor man! I see why he was trying to divorce her ass because she is a #crazybitch we done own anyone...if someone doesn't want to be with you, learn to move on, pinche vieja!!!!

Dan Diamond
Dan Diamond

"The most ballsy move.." Well played..

Bgeezy Ly
Bgeezy Ly

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fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

"Better start un-sharpening those knives now, fellas."

Dude, please don't start...this woman did a horrendous, unforgivable thing and should be locked up for life but I really resent that. :-(

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

She's got a great future as a tree lopper. 

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@downtownbrown 

It hardly makes any waves at all. It happens all the time to young girls in Africa...and they have the gall to call it "female circumcision".

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

@fishwithoutbicycle A great deal of attention and taxpayer money is paid to FGM and attempts to stamp it out.  And no one makes jokes about it.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@MatthewTCoker @fishwithoutbicycle @20ftjesus 

Let me put it this way: your joke implies that men should be nice to us women not because we are human beings who deserve to be treated with respect but because we're all crazy bitches who might lop off a man's genitals on a whim. A little harsh, don't you think?

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