Back in July of 2011, 48-year-old Catherine Becker of Garden Grove, California and her 51-year-old husband were going through a nasty divorce . . . but still living together.
On July 11th, Catherine cooked her husband some TOFU . . . but LACED it with sleeping pills. After he ate it and fell asleep, she CUT OFF HIS PENIS . . . then MUTILATED it by shoving it down the GARBAGE DISPOSAL.
The penis was so mangled that it couldn't be reattached, but the husband survived. Catherine was arrested and hit with several charges.
Well . . . her trial just started. She's no longer Catherine Becker . . . now that the divorce is through, she's going by her maiden name, Catherine Kieu.
Her defense in the case is that she grew up in Vietnam, during the war, and that trauma caused her to develop mental illness.
She's facing a max sentence of LIFE IN PRISON.