Remember the name Catherine Kieu Becker because she is the new Lorena Bobbit. Last night, the 48-year-old California woman poisoned her husband’s dinner, tied him to the bed, cut his penis off with a knife, tossed it in the garbage disposal, and turned it on. Why? Becker told officers that her husband “deserved it.” Even though the couple was in the middle of a divorce, police did not find her motive acceptable. Ahem. I don’t believe there is anything a man could do to warrant his penis ending up in the garbage disposal. Becker was arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse. Feel free to place your hands protectively over your crotch now, men and women. [KTLA] Keep reading »
A week later, we are still in shock that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee, and is scheduled to be released this Sunday. Apparently, the rest of the country is in the same state. Juror number 12 in the case, a redheaded woman in her 60s, quit her part-time job at a Publix grocery store and has gone into hiding. Apparently, she received several death threats and was freaked out about the possibility of retaliation for the verdict. She told her husband on the way out the door, “I’d rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again.”
Meanwhile, the police were called to settle a squabble between a group of Florida fisherman over the case. Keep reading »
“Unless you’re a killer, I don’t see a reason to stay there. I never hurt anyone but myself.”
—Lindsay Lohan looks adorable on the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Too bad that inside she kind of backtracked on the whole “I accept my punishment and am working hard to move on” stance she’d taken earlier this year. Really, Lindsay, you think only murderers should go to jail? That’s just not how society works. [ONTD]
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“I toggled on manslaughter and not guilty. It doesn’t feel good. It was a horrible decision to have to make. I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be … Everyone wonders why we didn’t speak to the media right away. It was because we were sick to our stomach to get that verdict. We were crying, and not just the women. It was emotional and we weren’t ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial.”
—Jennifer Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student and juror number three in the Casey Anthony trial, discusses the not-guilty verdict that has sparked outrage across the country. [ABC News] Keep reading »
UPDATE: After calculating time served and good behavior, it was determined that Casey Anthony only has six days left to serve in her four year sentence and will be released next Wednesday, July 13. Oof. [CNN]
Casey Anthony, who was acquitted on Tuesday of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, was sentenced today for the four misdemeanors she was found guilty of. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to a year in jail for each charge of lying to the police and was ordered to pay $4000 in fines. Her defense lawyers wanted the four charges to be reduced to one charge for sentencing, arguing that they were all part of the same act, but the judge didn’t bite. Still, don’t expect Anthony to actually spend the next four years in prison. Time served will be applied to her sentence, as will possible deductions for good behavior, and it’s very possible Anthony will be out of jail by the end of the summer. [CNN] Keep reading »
Ever since Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, there has been an explosion of emotion about the crime online. Oodles of famous folks, from Miley Cyrus to Rainn Wilson, have chimed in to express their disbelief. After the jump, some of the most extreme reactions so far to yesterday’s (somewhat) unexpected verdict. Keep reading »
Less than 24 hours after being acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony already has a job offer. While the rest of the world was outraged by the verdict, Vivid Entertainment’s CEO, Steve Hirsch, saw it as an opportunity. According to TMZ, Hirsch has reached out to Anthony about starring in a porno. “Whether you agree with the verdict or not, Casey will want to move forward with her life and has a right to make a living. It’s not going to be easy for her and we believe we can help her make the transition into a new life,” he said. “We’ve all seen the pictures of her partying and having a good time with friends where she definitely looks hot.”
Ugh. I can’t even start to enumerate the levels of wrong here. Keep reading »
UPDATE [2:22 p.m.]: Casey Anthony has been found NOT GUILTY of murder in the 1st degree, the highest charge she faced. You can read the full verdict here. Thoughts?
UPDATE [1:56 p.m.]: Well, that didn’t take long. The jury has apparently reached a verdict which will be delivered at around 2:15 p.m. EST. I’ll add an additional update to this post then.
Jurors in the high-profile capital murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, have entered their second day of deliberations today. With the closing arguments now delivered, and a judgment expected possibly sometime this week, here is an overview of the case as it stands now. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan has paid her debt to society. Yesterday marked the end of the 35 day in-home detention sentence she received after the infamous stolen necklace case in February. Off came the ankle monitor! She’s officially a free woman. Woo-hoo! We see a party on the horizon. But now that Lindsay claims she is clean and sober, she may have to think of new ways to celebrate her newfound freedom. Always thinking of others, we at The Frisky have some suggestions.
Here are some ways Lindsay can reenter society with a bang, without violating her probation–again. Keep reading »
Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette attended a wedding where she had too much to drink. After hitting her husband several times, she darted for their car and locked herself inside. When police officers arrived and tried to get her out of the car, she told them that she was a breastfeeding mom. At that point, she unleashed one of the girls from her dress and bra and began spraying the officers with breast milk. She was arrested on the spot. Though she did apologize for the incident saying, “I have no criminal record; I take these charges very seriously and I absolutely intend to seek help for substance abuse with alcohol because alcoholism does run in my family,” she plans to plead not guilty. Though I guess technically, it’s assault with a life-giving weapon rather than a deadly one? [10TV, Newser] Keep reading »