GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — A woman has been arrested for cutting off her husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, according to police in Garden Grove.
Officers responding to a medical emergency call at 9 p.m. Monday in the 14000 block of Flower Avenue found the man in bed, bleeding from his groin area.
The suspect, 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker, had apparently used a drug in the victim’s food to make him sleepy before she attacked him, police said.
She called 911 and told responding officers that her husband, whose name has not been released, “deserved it.”
Officers say she then put the penis in the garbage disposal and turned on the appliance.
The man was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition.
Becker was arrested for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.
She was booked into the Orange County Jail.
The couple is apparently going through a divorce.