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Woman accused of cutting off husband's penis said he 'deserved' it

Ife After spontaneously telling officers that her husband "deserved" having his penis cut off, a 48-year-old woman being held as a suspect has said nothing to Garden Grove police, according to a department official.

Catherine Kieu Becker told police she had drugged her husband’s dinner to make him sleepy, then tied him to a bed before the assault Monday night in the 14000 block of Flower Street.

Becker has been booked 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, said Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale.

The victim, who was not identified, told detectives that Becker made him dinner, but he believed something was wrong with his food. He went to lie down and when he woke up he found himself tied to the bed, with his wife tugging his clothes off, he said. She then allegedly cut off his penis and threw it in the garbage disposal.

Nightengale said police are trying to sort out a motive for the crime but that they would have to put off interviewing the victim further until he was out of surgery.

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Photo: Catherine Kieu Becker. Credit: Garden Grove Police Department, KTLA -TV

 
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