Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Los Angeles (AFP) - A 48-year-old Californian woman was charged Wednesday with allegedly drugging her estranged husband’s dinner then tying him to a bed and cutting off his penis.  Catherine Kieu Becker was charged with torture, bodily injury with a knife and aggravated mayhem - a felony that involves depriving a victim of “a limb, organ, or member of his or her body.”  If convicted on all charges she faces life in jail, said the Orange County District Attorney’s office after the alleged attack Monday in Garden Grove, southeast of Los Angeles.  In an incident recalling the infamous 1993 case of John Wayne Bobbitt - who had his penis reattached after a similar event - she hacked off her husband’s manhood on Monday, police said.

She rang 911 after the attack, telling officers that her husband “deserved it,” according to police.  “Officers arrived and located a male victim tied to the bed and bleeding from his groin area,” said a spokesman Tuesday, adding that she “had used an unknown type poison and/or drug in the male’s food to make him sleepy.  She tied him to the bed and as he woke the female cut off his penis with a knife. The female tossed the penis in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal to the ‘On’ position.”  
The 51-year-old man, whose named was not released, underwent emergency surgery and was listed in serious condition, the police said.  The couple was married on December 29, 2009.  In May, the husband filed for divorce from Catherine Becker, citing “irreconcilable differences,” reported KTLA.  It's unclear what exactly motivated Becker to allegedly perform this vicious attack.

A California woman cut off her husband’s penis and then told the police he “deserved it.”  48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker allegedly cooked her husband drugged food.  When her husband was sleepy, she tied him to the bed.  When he woke up, she took off his pants, cut off his penis, put it in the garbage disposal, and turned on the disposal.   When a living entity comes in contact with the material creation, his eternal love for Krishna is transformed into lust, in association with the mode of passion.  Then again, when lust is unsatisfied, it turns into wrath.  To get freedom from anger, one should learn how to forgive.

śrī-bhagavān uvāca / kāma esha krodha esha / rajo-guna-samudbhavah / mahāśano mahā-pāpmā / viddhy enam iha vairinam - “The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of contact with the material mode of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is the all-devouring sinful enemy of this world.” (Bg. Chapter 3 “Karma-yoga” - Verse 37).
Question:  What is the main cause of violence and aggression?
Answer:  The cause is lust, unsatisfied desire. Krsna says, kama esa krodha esa, rajo-guna-samudbhavah (Bg. 3.37).  The dissatisfaction derived from the pursuit of material desire transforms into anger.  Passion transforms into ignorance, lust into anger.

Śrīla Bhakti Vedanta Tripurari Mahārāja :
Q & A with Swami B. V. Tripurari
“Sri Krishna:  When God Himself Falls in Love”
Sri Caitanya Sanga - April 17, 2001, Vol. III, No. 24

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