GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — A woman has been arrested for cutting off her husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to police in Garden Grove.

Officers responding to a medical emergency call at 9 p.m. Monday in the 14000 block of Flower Avenue found the man in bed, bleeding from his groin area.

The suspect, 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker, had apparently used a drug in the victim’s food to make him sleepy before she attacked him, police said.

She called 911 and told responding officers that her husband, whose name has not been released, “deserved it.”

Officers say she then put the penis in the garbage disposal and turned on the appliance.

The man was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition.

Becker was arrested for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.

She was booked into the Orange County Jail.

The couple is apparently going through a divorce.

Comments (109)
    1. ILLEGALS says:

      Very Stupid Lady.. She is going to Jail for this. What was she thinking??

      1. Jeezus says:

        Score one for the skirt.

      2. cbs says:

        “white trash maggot shlt-bags” f#ck U

      3. Confused says:

        Does that mean he is now a woman?

      4. granger says:

        Now he will have to sit on the toilet and pee like a woman.

      5. hate two-timers says:

        One woman’s garbage is another woman’s treasure

    2. Den says:

      He can always get a prosthesis.

    3. Ben says:

      He had always wanted a sex change operation but couldn’t afford it so his wife helped him out.

  1. citizen says:

    Amen to that. Damn she could have laid it on his chest instead of destroying it. I guess if she can’t have it then no one can including the owner,

  2. cook it says:

    wow this could have happened to any of us if we were with this crazy biatch

    1. Karen says:

      Exactly. Take a good look at her picture and spread it around. Total psycho.

  3. jaided says:

    Thats murder.

  4. Timothy McGarry says:

    KA-RAA- ZEE, I wonder if they call her crazy Cathy?

  5. ogscor says:

    CUT it out y’all!

  6. Rick says:

    I know its National Hot Dog Month, yet this is ridiculous.

    1. 80 yr Old Porn Star says:

      he got his hotdog removed
      during national hot dog month

  7. Yikes says:


    Same response…..OUCH!

  8. noneoff says:

    If found guilty, they should lock her up and throw away the key. no one deserves what she did to him.!!!

  9. Trisha says:

    OMG, this is too funny! The comments too! Dude probably deserved it!!!

    James and Rick – Comment WIN for sure!

    1. Josh says:

      Oh, good. Another misandrist hiding behind the guise of “womyn’s empowerment.”

  10. ILA says:

    “The couple is apparently going through a divorce.”

    “apparently”.. if they weren’t going through a divorce… they sure are now!

  11. Joe says:

    I can’t condone what she did for it is a grievous crime. Her criminal act will surely earn her a spot in the prime time TV for a short period but her act of revenge will be short lived. The years she will be spending behind bars will make her realize that walking away from the relationship is the better choice than extorting revenge by decapitating her spouse’s manhood whom she views as the ultimate insult to the male specie. Mutilating another person’s body to “get even” is not civilized. We turn into animals if we start believe that this is a form of tough justice. When all sense of right judgment is about to deminish, chose to walk away and have a chance to live a normal life tomorrow. Throwing away pride and chosing to live a free life is all worth it.

    1. jorge says:

      Put this woman in the same cell as the worthless thing that kidnaped Jaycee Dugard, give her a semi dull knife and turn out the lights.

  12. rick2 says:

    actually yall if she claims he beat her cheated on her or something she can and likely will get away with this just look back at the case of Lorena Bobbitt who did this self same thing except she tossed it out the car window

    1. landon nguyen says:

      it seems like people forgot about this one already.

    2. Karen says:

      VA court = liberal panzy court. This is CA. Hopefully we do better.

  13. Joe says:

    oh, come on, man…How could you say that her husband “saved her from life of poverty and squander in Vietnam” ? We don’t know her background. Remember, she is a 48 year old woman. I am assuming that she came to the country during the 1970s or 1980s as a child. Was she abused constantly by the husband? Was the husband a womanizer? Did she lived a life of hell on earth? We don’t know a lot about this lady. Yes, she committed a crime which is not common crime here in the states. Let’s leave it as that and let the American justice handle it. If this lady is a green card holder then she will be deported for sure. If she is an American citizen then she is looking at a lot of years behind bars. By the time she is released, she won’t have a lot of life in her left. Let’s just keep her race out of it please.

    1. vicky sanchez says:

      I agree

  14. Mike says:

    Boy…I hear separation anxiety is a hard thing to deal with.

    I guess he wasn’t cut out for this kind of relationship.

    Wonder if he will get some kind of severance package?

    1. AJ Morgan says:

      HAHAHA Spot on Mike!

  15. rick2 says:

    GET REAL its a little hard to be an illegal asian that would be one long ass swim

  16. meany says:

    you go girl i would do the same

    1. Josh says:

      You’re a sexist, a hypocrite and a joke, all rolled into one.

      Abuse is abuse, regardless of the victim’s gender. How would you feel about it if it was a man cutting the breasts off a cheating woman? The “womyn’s movement” would leap on that with bared fangs. Of course, it still has yet to be proven that the man in this case cheated at all.

  17. icecream says:

    It is very ignorant, cruel and insensitive for women to say that he deserved it. What if some crazy man decided to viciously mulialte a woman’s sexual organs, ? It would be just as horrible.
    If ALL of us ALWAYS got EVERYTHING we deserved, none of us woild be alive

    1. reality strikes says:

      That is called Female Genital Mutilation and is still now practiced daily in multiple countries across the world. However people aren’t outraged about this common day practice men have towards females.. but are all the outrage when a woman does it to one man. yes, she went nuts. But reality is look at the bigger picture when it comes to genital mutilation.

      1. Karen says:


        Therefore, your argument is BUPKISS.

        We are a civilized country. This is an act of a barbarian.

        If she is not American, she needs to be deported. If she’s naturalized, we need to take it away from her.

        She needs to go after she serves her life in prison with possiblity of parole.

      2. reality strikes says:

        Karen –
        no, we don’t. But it is common elsewhere, and many of those people are granted asylum in the US. So in the end it does reach America.

        Taking away someone’s naturalized citizenship is something that is not done even to the worst of the serial killers and sexual predators. It sounds like your idea of taking away her (possible) naturalized citizenship is based solely on the fact that she is not white? The fact that this woman acted out in this way is not a result of her culture or upbringing. Lorena Bobbit is an American, Anglo woman who did the same crime first. But when it was her, people weren’t shouting to take away her naturalized citizenship.

      3. Karen says:

        You’re wrong. We stripped the citizenship of an alleged Nazi war criminal after he worked and lived in this country for about 50 years. We sent him back to Germany on a guerney. WE DO TAKE AWAY CITIZENSHIP for crimes of this nature.

      4. rick says:

        reality just to let you know lorena bobbit is not a ango woman she is from Ecuador

      5. reality says:

        Rick: even better because at the time people still were less concerned with her citizenship then they are now. If this had been in the times of the red scare ppl would’ve thought it was because she was secretly a communist. Americans don’t ever seem to want to give up the habit of having a witch hunt every few decades to pursuit others for reasons other than thier outter differences.

        Karen – this is why being a nazi and cutting off your husband’s appendage are NOT the same, and for one it is legal to take away thier citizenship, and for another it is not:



        Part III–Loss of Nationality

        Sec. 1481. Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized
        citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions

        (a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth
        or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing
        any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United
        States nationality–
        (1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own
        application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent,
        after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
        (2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal
        declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political
        subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen
        years; or
        (3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state
        if (A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the
        United States, or (B) such persons serve as a commissioned or non-
        commissioned officer; or
        (4)(A) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any
        office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state
        or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of
        eighteen years if he has or acquires the nationality of such foreign
        state; or (B) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any
        office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state
        or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of
        eighteen years for which office, post, or employment an oath,
        affirmation, or declaration of allegiance is required; or
        (5) making a formal renunciation of nationality before a
        diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign
        state, in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State;
        (6) making in the United States a formal written renunciation of
        nationality in such form as may be prescribed by, and before such
        officer as may be designated by, the Attorney General, whenever the
        United States shall be in a state of war and the Attorney General
        shall approve such renunciation as not contrary to the interests of
        national defense; or
        (7) committing any act of treason against, or attempting by
        force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States,
        violating or conspiring to violate any of the provisions of section
        2383 of title 18, or willfully performing any act in violation of
        section 2385 of title 18, or violating section 2384 of title 18 by
        engaging in a conspiracy to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by
        force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against
        them, if and when he is convicted thereof by a court martial or by a
        court of competent jurisdiction.

        (b) Whenever the loss of United States nationality is put in issue
        in any action or proceeding commenced on or after September 26, 1961
        under, or by virtue of, the provisions of this chapter or any other Act,
        the burden shall be upon the person or party claiming that such loss
        occurred, to establish such claim by a preponderance of the evidence.
        Any person who commits or performs, or who has committed or performed,
        any act of expatriation under the provisions of this chapter or any
        other Act shall be presumed to have done so voluntarily, but such
        presumption may be rebutted upon a showing, by a preponderance of the
        evidence, that the act or acts committed or performed were not done

  18. Sober all the way says:

    There’s a lot of s2pid individuals here commenting Because she’s asian or illegal alien, etc. what’s that got to do with the crime she commited? Ya’ll ignorant and racists.

  19. rick2 says:

    treat an asain woman right she will be the best wife you can ever want mess her under and this is what happens

  20. Single4Life says:

    Guys, guys, guys. Very simply put, if you are not going to be committed why do you get married? Just stay single and you can avoid all this.

  21. Single4Life says:

    Funny how vengeful, spiteful women who have been fkd over in their life by men say he deserves it. Would your Dad, Brother, Uncle, Son deserve it? That’s what I thought.

    1. rick2 says:

      yes they would im a guy and if i beat or abused my wife/gf then YES i would deserve it if my son abused his wife i would hand her the knife a women is to be loved and treasured not beat like a rug granted we dont know that he beat her but one can assume he did

      1. icecream says:

        And one can assume that he didn’t !

      2. rachel says:

        no you can not assume he did not abuse her i am totally sure by her actions that he either was beating her or cheating on her or both so in either case he needed to have his stuff cut off

      3. Karen says:

        rick2 – you definitely do not use yours you panzy. MOST men do actually use their member. SHE IS A SICK COOKIE AND IF SHE IS NOT AMERICAN, I WANT HER DEPORTED.


        We ARE NOT barbarians. We are CIVILIZED Americans.

        Well, maybe not you, but the rest of us are.

    2. landon nguyen says:

      lol the family card

  22. landon nguyen says:

    LOLOLOL good one

  23. landon nguyen says:

    her husband “most likely?”

    that was the most invalid statement i’ve ever heard. get your facts straight before glorifying.

  24. mike says:

    thats got to hurt….

  25. Karen says:

    Suzy – I am a female who is APPALLED at this action. Cathy could have just left the marriage. Who does she think she is? I do hope she is thrown in jail for a long time.

    1. rick2 says:

      karen im a man who applauds her for this as for all of you who say she could have just left has not history told us other wise men who abuse their wife will 9/10 hunt her down if she leaves and kill her or really mess her up at the least so GOOD GOING LADY

      1. Rick says:

        Psycho biatchs don’t need a reason to cut your wee wee off.Watch out.or it will happen to you one of those days.

      2. Rick says:

        Psycho biatchs don’t need a reason to cut your wee wee off.Watch out.or it will happen to you one of those days.

      3. Karen says:

        rick – you must not use yours panzy,. She’s facing a life term in prison. This is NOT a joke NOR is it acceptable. I wish we could give her the death penalty for it. She just killed her husband.

  26. aconcernedcitizen says:

    Hopefully the same 12 idiots that sat on the Casey Anthony trail don’t get picked for this one. Oh wait, those 12 idiots were in Florida, this is California there are no dumb jurors here

  27. vicky sanchez says:

    Well, I know a couple of so called men i would of liked to do that to. One is my father!!! Anyone know where he lives??? Have knife will travel….

  28. ON THE REAL SIDE. says:

    to the victim in this assault…. all is not lost, i still have mind and use my tongue & right hand 80/90% of the time.


    She’s kinda hot for 49 yo MILF..

  30. Chris Ruh says:

    This is absolutely nothing to make jokes about. Seriously. I don’t care what the perp alleges the victim may have done to her, she had no right to commit this heinous act. Somehow when it is violence against women we are all supposed to be appalled and outraged (and we ought to be, for sure) but when it is violence against men – especially when it involves male genitalia – we are supposed to find it funny. This man will be scarred for life by this in a very real way. He may be the worst philanderer known to society, but all she had to do was leave him. I hope her face is splashed all over the Internet and that the book is thrown at her. And for crying out loud, stop laughing!

    1. rick says:

      you are so wrong chris i am a man and yes the concept makes me cringe but if he was beating her then this is JUSTICE i have a son who is ready to marry if he ever hits his wife even once ill chop it off my self if he was abuseing her this was self defence and pure justice

    2. Johan says:

      Trust me i’m not laughing…

  31. Bob says:

    It is time for attorney Gloria A to ride to the recuise.

  32. Uncut says:

    I don’t know the reasons why she did what she did or what her husband may or may not have done to deserve it, but if he was cheating on her, beating her, beating their kids, verbally assaulting her, or sexually abusing her and/or their kids in any way then the man DEFINITELY DESERVED TO HAVE HIS PEN!S CUT OFF! Assuming one of the above reasons is true, way to go, Mrs. Becker!

  33. shredded weenut says:

    That garbage disposal hurt like hell. But I’m gonna be back. I am just looking for the little pieces of meat that I need to glue onto my shaft. When I used to be together, I could spew like Peter North. That’s why my wife chopped me off. She got mad that I had so many girls that wanted to watch me spit.

  34. JC says:

    were they able to recover anything, its sad now he has to sit down to pee like a woman.

  35. JC says:

    where is my woodbecker?

  36. Stormwatch says:

    Good job throwing away your life, stupid bìtch.

  37. Steve A says:

    I bet that Mr Becker wishes now, that he had sent off for one of those mail order brides from the Ukraine.

  38. Pud says:

    When she said he deserved it, she was referring to the fact that he would eat huge amounts of beans and cabbage and then wait until he became good and gassy, and then he mounted her and straddled her face and began to blast huge explosions of colon gas directly into her nostrils. It’s rumored that the smell was enough to make paint peel right off their living room wall. The chopping lady was alleged to have said that she couldn’t stand the smell anymore and also said that he didn’t wipe his anal ring completely clean after releasing massive amounts of stool so you can imagine that he left a stain on her nose when exercising his sphincter ring on her face.

  39. theresaguerra says:

    ok people did anyone watch the news video clip???? They were seperated and getting a divorce!!!! SHE invited him over for dinner and then drugged HIS food. Maybe HE left her because SHE was the abusive one, anyone think of that HHHHMMMM.

  40. IFU says:

    You guys are idiots. You only heard one side of the story, you didn’t hear his side story. Maybe he rapes her daughter!. By the way, everyone in the U.S. are descended from illegal immigrants, you might be born here, but your great grandparent was an illegal immigrant. I am german, 59 years old, my parent was born here but my their parent was illegal immigrant. All of my doctors are asian, according to moron people all asian are illegal immigrant, then these doctors i guess they are illegal. You guys are not any better than asian.

  41. Laura H. says:

    Some of the comments posted applauding, or agreeing with this womans actions are ignorant, juvenile and indicative of our nations moral decline! No wonder our youth are so messed up. Unless this woman was being kept against her will as a sex slave and being raped repeatedly by her husband, or he molested her child(ren) there is no justification for her actions! Abusive men don’t divorce willingly. They normally believe their wives are their personal property and won’t leave them for any reason but death! I am a woman and it sounds like he should have gotten out the marriage a lot sooner! This was physical, psychological and a gross premeditated malicious assault with a deadly weapon. It was definitely not self defense since he was the one drugged!

    1. Johan says:

      I agree exactly…I’m a little shocked at all the stupid comments on here. I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor and don’t take things too seriously when someone is just joking around. This though is about a human being losing a big part of what makes a male, just taken away. Was he a bad guy? Who knows but leaving him without his genitals for the rest of his life! Most men would just rather be dead.

  42. Scott says:

    Send her to a “peanal” colony!

  43. rick2 says:

    he did not die karen he is in stable condition so the likelyhood of her going to jail is very very slim seeing as how lorana bobbit did the same thing and got almost no punishment at all

    1. Karen says:

      Excuse me but the police have already said the charges equal life in prison with the possibility of parole. SHE DESERVES IT.

      I already on the Bobbitts. VA court is a liberal panzy court. We live in CA. We are not so panzy.

      Our police shoot to kill.

      1. rick2 says:

        remember this karen it does not matter if VA is a libral court because california is the most libral state in the union but besides that the fact that VA set a prescident by letting lorena bobit off means that there is almost no way a conviction on this case would stand under appeal her lawyers would mearly appeal to a higher court who would have no choice but to over turn any conviction

  44. rick2 says:

    how many of you people comming against this woman ever endorsed the idea of castrateing a sex offender?? if you will admit you endorse that idea then what is so diffrent here SHE CASTRATED HIM

    1. John says:

      I know you want to be a women man.Just do it already Ms. Rick2 .

    2. Karen says:

      Rick – I’m the type of girl who just leaves if a man cheats and they never see me again. I would NEVER in a million years think of doing this.

      1. rick2 says:

        that may work for you karen and thats great if you could just walk away and thats how it should be if stuff is not working then one or the other ought to walk away but you know as well as i do its not always that easy i just feel for a woman to be this drastic this was not the run of the mill divorce this man was likely abuseing her bad and she likely knew if she simply left him he would kill her YES i know this is speculation on my part but ive seen it before thats why i support her actions IF he was abuseing her if in time we find that was not the case then i will be the first to admit i was wrong and say she needs to go to jail for a long time

  45. jerry says:

    Getting divorced.Is she ready to date then

  46. jerry says:

    getting divorced.Can’t wait to date her.

  47. 80 yr Old Porn Star says:

    Good thing she didnt eat his weiner cause its hard to digest a raw weiner
    u got to deep fry that thing before you can eat it, I use to cook em all the time
    i wonder why she tossed some good meat in the garbage disposal? I guess she wanted to make sure the never didnt come suck it out the drain…oh well shows over people move on along

  48. mitzi says:

    I would have put it in the oven on its highest temperature

  49. Joel says:

    Just put her behind bars,throw away the key and forget about her.

  50. steve says:

    If i were him, i would go BIONIC. Pleaz all the ladies. wonder if that would be covered in the insurance?

  51. chinedu says:

    ricki2! u re such a wicked,heartless,ignorant woman that i ‘ll neva wanna see in my life for saying that he deserved it,if u were a christian,u easily ‘d hav known that all hav sinned,if u think u(ricki2)think u re ‘righteous’ go cast d 1st stone,if he deserved it,u probably deserve wrose than he got.i detest u for ur comments.u re very wicked im shldnt be that way….
    this also goes to all of u(ladies) that thinks he deserved it.sadly america is a place where women get away with crime,but men dont.a only hope God forgivs her for her barbaric acts

    1. rick2 says:

      Chinedu first off learn how to speak english or at least how to type it second if you read any of my posts right you would know i’m not a woman i’m a man and i totally belive he deserved what he got he was clearly beating her

  52. chinedu says:

    thanks karen,im delighted with ur comments. i really wish those ignorant, pervert ladies who said he deserved what he got cld learn from u.some of these young girls think its just a game ” hey cut it off,its cool”.they re being myopic 2 life literally and dats why american youths lack all credibility ,intergrity,moral and realistic approach to life,having only wild perceptiion it.
    its so sad after what she did,that abc goodmorning america,in an interview asked catherine if she ‘d forgiven her husband..,who deserves forgiveness?.talking abt american law protecting only women.
    supposing it was a man against a woman,all hell ‘ll be let loose

  53. kelly says:

    Now he’s just nuts!

  54. Kaye says:

    I can’t believe the callousness of the people making jokes and thinking this is funny. The women on The Talk thought it was funny too. It’s disgusting and it sickens me that there are actually people who think it’s funny that a human being had a body part cut off by a psycho. What is wrong with you people? I don’t care if he cheated on her, beat her, or anything else, what she did was wrong and inexcusable. If you hate your husband that much, leave him! It’s not just men that can be sexist, by some of the comments made here women can also be sexists toward men. If a man had cut off a woman’s body part there would be an cry for justice, and rightly so. There is no difference here! I will however say that a man would deserve this for rape so that he would never be able to violate another woman or child, but that’s it. And I haven’t read anything other than he asked her for a divorce, and apparently he had good reason to want away from the crazy nutcase. Now if it turns out he raped her and it’s proven, then I could understand her temporarily going insane and doing this. Otherwise, she needs to be put away for a very long time.

    1. Kaye says:

      Forgot to mention that I am a WOMAN!

  55. NoPC says:

    Funny how they have to say “allegedly” when she already confessed at the scene.

    This lady needs some serious anger management. What does she do for a living? Imagine if she works as an airline pilot, pharmacist, whatever. A danger to society.

  56. son says:

    After hearing this story, we men should lie prone

  57. Concerned says:

    There is nothing that can justify her actions.

    He is the victim here.

    It doesn’t matter what he did. It doesn’t matter if he raped her or beat up his kids or beat her up everytime she opened her mouth.

    There are laws to deal with each of those situations.

    Unfortunately the media will end up making the guy into the victim here. Feminist organizations will give unlimited support to this disgusting woman who was capable of this hideous act.

    Its not funny and its not ok.

    The reactions I have read on this page make me sick to my stomach.

    There is no excuse for what this woman did, and yet the majority of you are already speculating on what the man may have done to deserve it.

    WAKE UP!

  58. Ms. Vo says:

    I agree with bart simpson. Ay caramba. lol

  59. Anonymous says:

    Your all wrong and i’ll end this here. Their marriage was coming to an end and the husband had filed for some divorce papers to be signed and before the thing was finalized she had invited him over to dinner and she had put a drug in his food, while asleep she cut off his “Manhood” for revenge in trying to leave her, she has a condition where it’s “If she cant have him, no-one can” i do not find this funny.