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A Southern California woman is behind bars after police say she poisoned her husband, cut off his |
penis and threw it in the garbage disposal because he "deserved it".
Officers were called to a home in Garden Grove, California, about 9pm local time on Monday after a woman reported a medical emergency, police said on Tuesday.
They found a 51-year-old man tied to the bed and bleeding from his groin.
The man, who has not been identified, underwent emergency surgery and was listed in serious condition.
The 48-year-old woman, Catherine Kieu Becker, is accused of using an unknown poison or drug in her
husband's food to make him sleepy.
She then tied him to the bed and, as he woke up, she cut off his penis with a knife, police said.
She tossed the penis in the garbage disposal and turned it on, police said.
She told responding officers that he "deserved it".
The victim told detectives that he believed there was something wrong with the food Becker prepared for
Becker and the victim are going through a divorce.
Becker was arrested on suspicion of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly
weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.