Castration: A Woman Scorned – You’ll never do that again!

Catherine Kieu Becker

I hate the grocery checkout line with all the “chickexploit” magazines about royal  indiscretions, rumored pregnancies, and how soandso could stay with her man after he “done her wrong.” 

I confess I know few of the women who would actually buy one of these mags, but someone does, otherwise the racks would be full of “Popular Mechanics,” “Playboy,” and “Cosmopolitan.” Someone knows what sells in the checkout line.”

Ordinarily I avoid this type of post because it appeals to one of the lowest of human emotions:  Schadenfreude (pleasure in the pain of others).  This differs from sadism because one doesn’t actually have to inflict the pain one’s self.  No working up a sweat, no uncomfortable odors, or spine-chilling calls for mercy.  It’s all at a respectable distance with a surrogate actually doing the deed at a safe distance.

Perhaps because this story makes my huevos retreat for cover as watch the video or perhaps because I saw it first on the HuffPost that I’m posting this. This story has eggs, just wait.

In a parallel story on ABC News additional details were revealed regarding a garbage disposal and an argument about a houseguest.  I will leave it to the discriminating reader for follow up comments. 

Catherine Kieu Becker Accused Of Cutting Off Her Estranged Husband’s Penis (VIDEO) Updated story

A Southern Californian woman is accused of cutting off the penis of her estranged husband. She was arrested late last night after investigators responded to a 911 call and is now in custody at the Orange County Jail.

Catherine Kieu Becker of Garden Grove reportedly prepared dinner for her husband and put a poisonous substance or drug in his food to make him drowsy, reports KTLA. While the man was sleeping, Becker allegedly tied him to the bed. When he awakened, Becker cut his penis off with a knife and threw it into the garbage disposal, turning it on as she did so.

Lt. Jeff. Nightengale told NBC LA that Becker called 911 at around 10 p.m. requesting emergency assistance. Nightengale said that Becker “told responding officers that he ‘deserved it.'” Nightengale also revealed that the married couple was going through a divorce.

Nightengale spoke with the HuffPost and confirms that the victim has been upgraded to stable or good condition and is being treated at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Nightengale also says that pieces of the severed member were recovered from the crime scene and transported to the hospital with the victim last night, but he has no details on how the surgery went. Police hope to interview the victim either today or tomorrow.

Becker has been charged with “aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse,” according to the Associated Press. The most serious of these charges is “aggravated mayhem,” which carries a life sentence with possibility of parole (as opposed to just “mayhem,” which has a sentence of 3-5 years).

Of the aggravated mayhem charge, Nightengale says, “It’s so heinous — we’re looking at this as premeditated. Her intention was to permanently deprive him of a piece of his body and do it in such a way to inflict a great amount of pain and psychological damage.” He also adds, “I’ve been doing this for 22 years and the only other time I remember this happening was when Lorena Bobbitt did it, and that didn’t even happen here. This isn’t a typical domestic violence case — it was way over the top.” Becker was taken into custody without incident but refused to be interviewed. It is unknown whether or not she has retained counsel for herself.


About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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