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Monday
Sep122011

Manny Ramirez Arrested After Fight with Wife

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(WESTON, Fla.) -- Former baseball slugger Manny Ramirez was arrested Monday night, accused of hitting his wife during an argument in their Weston, Fla., home.

Ramirez, a former World Series MVP and 12-time All-Star who retired this year after testing positive for drugs for a second time, smacked his wife so hard she hit her head against the headboard of their bed, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

He told police that she hit her head when he grabbed her by the shoulders and “shrugged her,” but officers on the scene said evidence showed he was “the primary aggressor” and that her account was more accurate, the arrest report said.

Ramirez, 39, was charged with battery.

Ramirez was one of baseball’s greatest hitters throughout his 19-year career, primarily with the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. In 2004, he helped the Red Sox win their first World Series in 84 years, and then again in 2007. Over the last three years of his career, he bounced between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox before ending his career in April with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Woman Charged for Cutting Off Husband's Penis Could Face Life in Jail

ABC News(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) -- The California woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis now faces formal charges that could land her in jail for life.

The Orange County District Attorney's office on Wednesday charged Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, with two felony counts -- torture and aggravated mayhem -- with sentence enhancement for causing great bodily injury, said Susan Schroeder, the D.A.'s chief of staff.

Becker received a court-appointed attorney, police said. Her arraignment was postponed until July 22, and she will also have a bail hearing at her next court appearance.

She faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with parole, and is currently being held in the Orange County Jail without bail.

After Becker, a real estate broker, laced her 60-year-old husband's dinner with an unknown drug, he lay down believing something was wrong with the food, said Lt. Jeff Nightengale of Garden Grove, Calif. police.

Her husband then woke up tied to the bed as Becker cut off his penis with a knife, Nightengale told ABC News on Tuesday. She threw the genitalia in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on.

Her husband filed for divorce in May, citing "irreconcilable differences." Nightengale said Becker was "upset" about the divorce, but could not confirm why she wanted to cut off her husband's manhood. The couple has no children.

After cutting off his penis, Becker eventually called 911 to ask for medical assistance. When firefighters and police arrived on scene, Becker told officials that her husband "deserved it," said Nightengale.

Police found the man, who remains unidentified, tied to the bed and "bleeding profusely."

Her husband was rushed to University of California at Irvine Medical Center for treatment.

"He is in amazingly good spirits considering what happened," said Nightengale on Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Wife Chops Off Husband's Penis, Throws It in Garbage Disposal

ABC News(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) -- Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, is under arrest for chopping off her husband's penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal.

After she laced her husband's food with an unknown drug or poison, he lay down, believing something was wrong with the food, according to police reports. Her husband then woke up tied to the bed as Becker cut off his penis with a knife. She then threw the genitalia in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on, Lt. Jeff Nightengale of Garden Grove, Calif., police said.

Nightengale said the couple is going through a divorce, but could not confirm why Becker wanted to cut off her husband's manhood.

Becker eventually called 911, asking for medical assistance. When firefighters and police arrived on scene, Becker told officials that her husband "deserved it," said Nightengale. Police found the man, who remains unidentified, tied to the bed and "bleeding profusely." Becker was arrested on several charges, including aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.

Her husband was rushed to University of California at Irvine Medical Center for treatment.

"He is in stable condition, but we have no details about the surgery," said Nightengale.

"Police were able to recover portions of the penis from the garbage disposal," Nightengale noted, but it is unclear how much or whether doctors will be able to reattach them.

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Monday
Oct182010

Junior Seau Charged with Beating Girlfriend, Drives Car Off Cliff

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau drove his car off a cliff near a Carlsbad, California beach early Monday morning, just hours after being released from jail following a domestic violence arrest.

The former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots player was the only passenger inside the Cadillac SUV. Seau is conscious and in a hospital recovering from minor injuries, police said.

According to Carlsbad police, Seau is believed to have fallen asleep behind the wheel. There was no evidence to suggest drugs and alcohol were a factor in the crash, police said.

Seau, 41, was arrested on a charge of felony spousal assault with injury after a dispute with his 25-year-old live-in girlfriend, according to the Oceanside Police Department.

"The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention," police said in a written statement.  The victim has not yet been identified by police.

ABC News has confirmed the woman's name, but is withholding it.

The woman's stepmother told ABC News that she was upset about the alleged abuse of her stepdaughter.  "My heart is broken.  We are all praying.  We just hope [she's] safe," she said.

Seau was arrested just after midnight Monday after his girlfriend called the cops following a dispute.  Cops arrived at Seau's home, but he had fled.  They called Seau's cell phone and he turned himself in, according to the police report.

The former star linebacker was booked at Vista Detention Facility and released around 3:30 a.m. after he posted bail.  Five hours later, he drove his car off 30-foot cliff overlooking a beach.

Seau is a 12-time Pro Bowler who played for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots.  He ended his career last year with New England.

Calls made to Seau's foundation were not returned.

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