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Wife arrested after penis put in garbage disposal
California woman's bail set at $1M and 51-year-old husband undergoes surgery
The Associated Press Posted: Jul 13, 2011 1:24 AM ET
Woman sentenced to 4 years for torching boyfriend's penis
Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was booked by police for allegedly drugging her estranged husband, tying him to a bed, cutting off his penis with a knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal in her home in Garden Grove, Calif. (Garden Grove Police Dept./Associated Press)A Southern California woman is in custody after her estranged husband was allegedly drugged and tied to a bed, and his penis was cut off before it was put through a garbage disposal.
Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale alleged Catherine Kieu Becker drugged a meal and served it to the man, whose name was not released, shortly before the attack Monday night.
Nightengale said the 51-year-old man felt sick, went to lie down and lost consciousness. The victim's arms and legs were then tied to the bed with rope, his clothes were removed and he was attacked with a kitchen knife as he awoke, Nightengale said.
"He was conscious when his penis was removed," Nightengale said.
He said it was put in the garbage disposal, which was turned on.
Man in serious condition
Police said 911 was called and officers were told when they arrived that the victim was in the next room, Nightengale said. Paramedics found him tied to the bed, bleeding profusely.
Bail for Becker was set at $1 million US after she was booked at the Orange County Jail for investigation of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.
The victim underwent surgery and was in serious condition at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
Nightengale said the man is expected to survive.
A call to a hospital spokeswoman was not immediately returned.
Becker was taken into custody without incident, although she would not talk to officers, Nightengale said.