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Oh No She Didn’t ! Woman Severs Husband’s Penis and…

Remember Lorena Bobbitt? Lorena was the Ecuador born wife who severed her husband’s penis as he slept in 1993. Lorena now has company in the category of penis severing.

Yes folks, it has happened again! By the way, this one tops the Bobbitt case.

It appears that a dispute over an “inappropriate relationship” may be the motive behind a Garden Grove woman who has been charged with cutting off her husband’s penis.

A law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity in the ongoing case said the couple had argued earlier in the day and that the wife was angry at the husband over a relationship. Police said that when they confronted the woman, she said her husband “deserved it.”

Authorities had earlier alleged that the wife, Catherine Kieu Becker, got into an argument with her husband about “friends staying at the residence,” according to a statement by prosecutors.

On Wednesday, Orange County prosecutors charged the wife with two felony counts for allegedly cutting off her husband’s penis and throwing it in a garbage disposal after drugging him and tying him to a bed.

The couple who had been married for a year and half began divorce proceedings in May. The court record suggests that the husband initiated the divorce.

Becker, 48, faces one felony count each of torture and aggravated mayhem with sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and personal use of a knife. If convicted on all counts, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

She has been held without bail since her arrest Monday night. Her arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday in Westminster, where she is expected to plead not guilty.

Becker, a real estate broker, lived with her husband, identified by prosecutors only as John Doe, in a Garden Grove apartment.

The husband told police that his wife served him dinner and that he went to bed about 9 p.m. While he was sleeping, she “tied the victim’s legs and arms to the four corners of the bed with nylon ropes,” prosecutors said.

The victim told authorities that when he woke up, his wife pulled down his pants, “grabbing the victim’s penis and severing it with a knife.” She then took the penis to the kitchen and threw it in the garbage disposal, “turning it on and mutilating the organ.”

She then called 911. On arrival the officers who probably thought that they had seen everything, found penis-less John tied to a bed and bleeding from his crotch. Ouch!

John Doe was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery, but the severed mangled organ pulled from the garbage disposal could not be reattached.

In addition to Lorena Bobbitt an Alaskan woman severed her boyfriend’s penis. In 2005, Kim Tran cut her boyfriend’s penis off and flushed it down the toilet. Authorities somehow managed to recover the member and reattach it. As you remember authorities searched a field to recover John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis. It was also reattached.

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    Peace, Happiness & Harmony Was Not In The Cards For Murdered Marriage Counselor

    Forty two year old Tonya Hunter of Bedford Heights, Ohio tried to help many couples save their marriage. Unfortunately she was unable to save her own.

    Maurice Lyons

    Maurice Lyons

    The marriage counselor was stabbed to death in her home by her estranged husband just hours before she was to file for a divorce. Maurice Lyons 38, has been charged with aggravated murder.

    Hunter’s 4-year-old son was dropped off near a bar after she was killed Sunday night in the Cleveland suburb, according to media reports. The boy who was not Lyons’ child led police to his mother’s body.

    “He was able to tell the police his address and where his mother was,” Leroy Hunter, the victim’s uncle, told Cleveland TV station WKYC-Ch. 3. “So the violent act had to have happened in front of this child so we know that this child is traumatized.”

    Lyons was arrested Monday in downtown Cleveland and charged with aggravated murder and domestic violence, the TV station reported.

    The couple had been married only seven months. According to a report in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hunter met Lyons in an anger management class.

    Hunter had filed two domestic violence reports against Lyons, The Plain Dealer noted, citing a recent police document that said: “The defendant (Lyons) who appeared high on drugs moved close to Tanya Hunter/spouse demanding money in an intimidating manner. The defendant then pushed Hunter/spouse against the kitchen sink.”

    Lyons has a criminal record in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio, the paper said.

    Hunter earned a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in social science and started her own counseling practice in 2007, Success 1 Services, according to the company’s website.

    “My goal is to help individuals, couples and families restore to peace, happiness and harmony,” she wrote on a Psychology Today website advertising her services. Apparently peace, happiness and harmony could not be restored to her violently brief marriage to Lyons.

    Will domestic violence ever end?

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      Enough Is Enough: Dwayne Wade’s Divorce Hell World

      Siohvaughn Wade (right)  Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union (left)

      Siohvaughn Wade (right) Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union (left)


      Wishing something not to happen won’t necessarily stop it from happening. That is all too true when it comes to divorce.

      All too often the proceeding becomes complicated and nasty, especially in the case of celebrities.

      Such is the case of Miami Heat basketball star Dwayne Wade and Siohvaughn Wade, his high school sweet heart. They are currently locked into a nasty divorce which recently spilled over on Wade’s Hollywood girlfriend Gabrielle Union.

      Last week, Siohvaughn Wade filed a lawsuit in Chicago contending that her estrange hubby’s relationship with the actress was causing the couple’s sons emotional distress, alleging, for example, that Wade and Union “engaged in sexual foreplay” in front of the boys. Both Wade and Union shot back denying the allegations by labeling the lawsuit “baseless and meritless.”

      Siohvaughn Wade is making Dwayne’s world a complete hell. According to James Pritikin, Mr. Wade’s attorney, Siohvaughn Wade has repeatedly thwarted Dwyane Wade’s efforts to visit his children or talk with them on the phone. Pritikin said she even once called police when Dwyane Wade showed up at the couple’s Miami home to pick them up, falsely telling officers there was a warrant out for the basketball player’s arrest.

      Dwayne’s hell may be coming to the end of the road. The soon to be ex-Mrs. Dwayne Wade has hit a brick wall with the court which has had enough of her non complying behavior. The straw that broke the camel’s back came on Monday when Siohvaughn failed to show up for a Monday divorce hearing.

      Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Judge Marya Nega ordered sheriff’s deputies to take Wade’s estranged wife into custody for her failure to appear.

      The court has grown tired of what Judge Nega describes as a pattern of behavior by Siohvaughn Wade throughout the contentious divorce from Mr. Wade who is also a Chicago native.

      “When things don’t go according to Mrs. Wade’s way all of a sudden the phone’s turned off,” said Nega, clearly exasperated when Siohvaughn Wade’s attorney explained she had not been able to reach her client.

      Mr. Pritikin had planned to ask in Monday’s scheduled hearing that his client be given physical custody of the couple’s two boys, ages 8 and 2.

      Pritikin has also requested that the judge orders the state’s attorney’s office to launch a criminal investigation. In court documents, his office said Siohvaughn Wade is “unstable, dishonest, and unbalanced,” and that more time with her “would seriously endanger the minor children’s physical, mental, moral and emotional health.”

      Acknowledging Siohvaughn Wade’s refusal to comply with other court orders, Judge Nega said, Siohvaughn Wade has not followed an order to make sure the couple’s two children talk to their father every day. The Judge also noted the children were not at their Chicago school last week to be picked up by Dwyane Wade’s sister as ordered by the court.

      Looking at what is in the best interest of the children, Judge Nega said her main concern was what the ongoing divorce was doing to the children and suggested she may order custody be given to Dwyane Wade.

      “Maybe it’s time for the kids to go live with Dad for a month or two,” the judge said.

      Nega said she would likely schedule a custody hearing for the summer, then deal with the rest of the case later.

      In Siohvaughn Wade defense, Marsha Fisher, her attorney tried to take some blame for her failure to appear. Ms. Fisher said Mrs. Wade had learned Fisher had been in a car accident and apparently thought she did not have to show up in court.

      “The fact that you had a car accident does not excuse Mrs. Wade not being here,” the judge said.

      Unless the bench warrant is quashed, Siohvaughn Wade will have to post $10,000 bond to be released. It is expected that Mrs. Wade will be presented to the court today by her legal representation who will motion the judge to quash the bench warrant. Whether the judge will grant the relief depends on the reasonableness of Mrs. Wade’s failure to appear.

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        Domestic Violence Knows No Race and Apparently Age: 2 Boys Found Dead; Mom Rips The Courts

        Michael Connolly and his two sons, Jack (foreground) and Duncan, found dead in what authorities describe as  murder suicide

        Michael Connolly and his two sons, Jack (foreground) and Duncan, found dead in what authorities describe as murder suicide


        Amy Leichtenberg worried this day would come, and she begged the judicial system to prevent it.

        In court documents dating back to 2005, she detailed her estranged husband’s threats against her family and fought unsuccessfully to keep him from having unsupervised visits with their two sons. Michael Connolly violated the orders of protection against him six times, police records said, and he often vowed to kill himself rather than be separated from the boys.

        Connolly, 40, disappeared with Duncan, 9, and Jack, 7, on March 8, prompting a nationwide search. Their bodies were discovered Sunday near a Christmas tree farm in a remote area of Putnam County.

        Police described the deaths as a double homicide and a suicide, but released few details about the killings. The boys’ bodies were found in the back seat of their father’s 1991 Dodge Dynasty, while Connolly’s body was discovered about 60 yards away.

        Leichtenberg declined to comment Monday, but she issued a statement lashing out at the judicial system that allowed Connolly unsupervised visits.

        A bereathed Amy Leichtenberg sits by her kitchen table in LeRoy, Ill. near photographs of her mudered sons

        A bereathed Amy Leichtenberg sits by her kitchen table in LeRoy, Ill. near photographs of her murdered sons


        “No parent should have to bury their babies,” she said. “Duncan and Jack, Mommy loves you to the heavens and back.

        “I feel that the judicial system failed me,” she said. “I pray that the courts listen to the warnings from other parents like me.”

        Though Connolly and Leichtenberg lived in northwest suburban Algonquin for several years, much of their bitter custody battle took place in LeRoy, a small town near Bloomington where Leichtenberg moved with the boys after ending her marriage. She received orders of protection against Connolly there, including a current order, barring him from contact with her.

        Connolly, an unemployed pharmaceutical salesman, violated the order six times but was only charged with four misdemeanors between July 2006 and October 2007, McLean County State’s Atty. William Yoder said. He met with Connolly for an hour a few months ago at Connolly’s request and believed him to be “unbalanced,” Yoder said.

        He declined to discuss his office’s specific involvement in the custody battle.

        “This was a tragic event,” Yoder said. “This had the worst possible outcome.”

        Police began a search for Connolly and the boys three weeks ago when he failed to return them after a scheduled visit. McLean Sheriff Mike Emery conceded there was a delay in the Amber Alert about the abduction, saying the department’s initial attempt did not meet all of the criteria required for the notification. Pressed to discuss the delay, the sheriff said he would not criticize the investigation.

        At LeRoy Elementary School, where Duncan was in 3rd grade and Jack was in 2nd, the brothers’ desks had been left untouched since their disappearance. Blue and green ribbons, the boys’ favorite colors, were tied to trees, and parents taped pictures of the missing brothers inside their car windshields.

        “In small towns something like this affects the whole town, not just one pocket or one neighborhood,” LeRoy Supt. Gary Tipsord said. “We had prepared for a lot of different outcomes, but I don’t think any of us expected this.”

        Putnam County authorities discovered Connolly’s car about 5 p.m. Sunday near a Christmas tree farm about 8 miles south of Hennepin. Police say they do not know of any connection between the family and the secluded site.

        Police would not say how long the bodies had been there, if they suffered obvious injuries or whether a weapon was recovered.

        Connolly’s aunt, Joyce Connolly, said his family rarely saw him after the couple separated.

        “I feel sorry for Michael,” she said. “I know that sounds terrible, but he must have been so tormented.”

        Court records and police accounts portray Connolly as an abusive husband who tried to force Leichtenberg to stay in their marriage. He threatened to cut open her and her parents and once told Jack that he would find “a younger, prettier, nicer mama,” according to court documents.

        When Connolly sensed Leichtenberg was about to leave him in 2006, she said he pressured her to sign a paper giving him custody of the boys if they divorced. He also demanded his wife make a videotape in which she claimed to abuse her sons, Leichtenberg said. It’s not clear she did either.

        “He went into a rage again and told me if I didn’t get home he would kill me. I went home, and he told me if I ever take his boys again he would hunt me down and kill me and my parents and cut us open,” Amy Leichtenberg wrote in her petition for an emergency order of protection in July 2005 in McHenry County Circuit Court.

        Neighbors realized something was wrong with the couple’s marriage shortly after they moved into their Algonquin neighborhood in 2003. Friends described Connolly as “controlling” and “manipulative” toward his wife and sons. Leichtenberg often would use neighbors’ telephones to call her parents because her husband didn’t like her speaking with them.

        “She could never live a normal life,” former next-door neighbor Jim Gerardi said. “That’s the sad part about it, because he was watching every single move she made.”

        While Connolly was out of town on a business trip in 2006, neighbors said they helped Leichtenberg pack her car, and she and the kids sought refuge at a domestic violence shelter.

        Leichtenberg filed for divorce in May 2006 in McHenry Circuit Court. In her petition, she described hundreds of harassing phone messages her husband left for her and her family.

        In the messages, Connolly outlined stipulations for the divorce: He wanted visitation with his sons alone and one day a week with Amy alone and promised not to hurt them, court documents said.

        Leichtenberg withdrew the petition without explanation in December 2006. She returned to the family’s home in Algonquin, but neighbors said she hid inside the house and rarely socialized after the reconciliation.

        The couple separated again a short time later, and Leichtenberg moved to LeRoy, where a bitter custody battle ignited. She wrote in court documents in April 2007 that he had called her home and her cell at least 18 times.

        In a Tribune interview after the boys disappeared, Leichtenberg said Connolly was granted unsupervised visitation rights in December. She said she begged the McLean judge to deny the request.

        “All Michael would do is file his own motions, and the judge was basically tired of him and gave him what he wanted.”

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