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Becker Attack: Woman Drugs Husband's Dinner, Cuts Off Penis, Throws It In Garbage Disposal

Catherine Becker (Photo: Garden Grove PD)
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Well... a woman is under arrest in Garden Grove for allegedly drugging her husband's dinner, tying him to a bed, cutting off his penis and then throwing it in a garbage disposal (and turning it on) say police, according to KTLA.

Garden Grove police were sent to the home in the 14000 block of Flower Street around 9 p.m. Monday night after a woman called 911 for a medical emergency, according to Lt. Jeff Nightengale. When officers arrived, they found a man bleeding from the crotch area.

48-year-old Catherine Becker, the victim's wife, reportedly called 911 and told responding officers that he "deserved it. The victim, listed in serious condition, was transported to UCI Medical Center in Irvine where he underwent emergency surgery.

The initial investigation determined that Becker made dinner for her husband. He told detectives that he thought there was something wrong with his food. He went to lie down and woke up tied to his bed. His wife then grabbed the victim's penis and cut it off.
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A search warrant was served at the home and detectives found a knife and a rope. Becker was arrested and is currently being held at the Orange County jail. She has been charged with aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.

The couple was going through a divorce, say investigators.