Sliced And Diced

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:54am

Woman accused of chopping off husband's penis...then throwing it in garbage disposal.

A Garden Grove, California woman is in custody after allegedly poisoning her estranged husband, cutting off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in the garbage disposal.

Lt. Jeff Nightengale said the crime occurred Monday night at the man's home.

According to authorities, this was the first time police have ever been called to the home.

No neighbors reported any signs of fighting or screaming.

Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was booked for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning, and spousal abuse.

She is being held at the Orange County Jail.

"The suspect called 911 and told responding officers that he 'deserved it,'" Nightengale said.

When officers arrived, they found the man tied to a bed and bleeding from the groin area.

He told officers the woman had given him a drug in the dinner she had made for him.

Investigators said she tied him to the bed after he fell asleep.

When he awoke, the woman grabbed his penis and cut it off with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to police, then threw it in the garbage disposal.

The 51-year-old man was hospitalized at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.

He was listed in serious condition.

Pieces of the penis were taken to the hospital, but it remained unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach it.

The rope used to tie the man to the bed and a knife were seized as evidence.

Nightengale said an initial investigation indicated the two are married and going through a divorce.

According to courts records, the victim filed for divorce on May 16, and is representing himself.


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