A Garden Grove, California woman is accused of severing her husband’s penis, because he wanted a divorce. Katherine Kieu Becker, 49, poisoned her husband and cut of his penis and put it in the garbage disposal and turned it on.
Katherine Becker called 911, and met police officers at the door. They proceeded to the bedroom where they found her husband, 51, handcuffed to the bed with blood pouring from his groin. His name is being withheld. He was taken to UCI Medical Center where he underwent surgery, and is in stable condition. Portions of his genitalia were recovered and taken to UCI. The victim would not comment to reporters.
Becker told police he “deserved it.” Her husband had filed for a divorce in May of this year. The police can find no other motive, and Becker refuses to talk to police. A divorce attorney would have no problem getting a court to approve a divorce after such a violent attack.
She is being charged with aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with the intent to commit a felony, poisoning and felony abuse. She is in Orange County Jail on $1 million bail. She will likely spend the rest of her life in jail if convicted. Getting the counsel of a divorce attorney would have been a better way to deal with her issues over the divorce.
There are no previous records of domestic violence.
This is a tragedy. Divorce lawyers may be used to individuals using extreme tactics to take revenge when they have been rejected by a spouse, but this is really taking things a bit far.