Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, is accused of cutting off her husband’s penis with a ten-inch kitchen knife, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The couple had begun divorce proceedings after a year and a half of marriage. Becker, a California resident, was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning, spousal abuse and aggravated mayhem; if she is charged with aggravated mayhem, she could face a life sentence.
Becker said that she had drugged her husband’s dinner and tied him to a bed. She then proceeded to cut off his penis and throw it in the garbage disposal. She later told police that her husband, 51, “deserved it,” according to the Times.
Becker’s husband remains in serious condition after surgery, according to Garden Grove police LT. Jeff Nightengale. The police officer confirmed that the attack took place on Monday night. Becker is held on a $1 million bail.
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