DOCUMENT: Revolting, Crime

Severed Penis Was Put In Garbage Disposal

Wife attacked husband after drugging, tying him


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Disposed Penis

JULY 12--In the year’s most horrifying police press release, cops in Garden Grove, California describe how a woman last night allegedly cut off her husband’s penis.

According to investigators, Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, “used an unknown type poison and/or drug in the male’s food to make him sleepy. She tied him to the bed and as he woke the female cut off his penis" with a 10-inch kitchen knife. Becker, pictured in the mug shot at right, then allegedly “tossed the penis…in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal to the ‘on’ position.”

The 51-year-old victim, who is in the midst of a divorce from Becker, told detectives that he “believed something was wrong with his food.” After lying down and falling asleep, cops reported that the man awoke to his wife “tugging his clothes off. The suspect grabbed the victim’s penis and cut it off.”

Becker, who called 911, reportedly told officers that her husband “deserved it.” The man was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is in serious condition.

In mid-May, citing “irreconcilable differences,” Becker’s husband filed a petition seeking to end the childless couple’s 16-month marriage, according to Orange County Superior Court records. The man, who reported separating from his wife on April 1, filed for divorce without the aid of an attorney. His only listed assets were a Garden Grove condominium that is underwater by $34,000, and a Toyota Prius whose debt outstrips its market value by $3000.

Arrested for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, and other counts, Becker was booked into the Orange County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. (2 pages)