GARDEN GROVE – A woman is actually behind bars after police say she poisoned her husband, cut off his penis in addition to threw in which inside garbage disposal because he “deserved in which.”
At about 9 p.m. Monday, officers went to a condominium inside 1400 block of Flower Street after a woman called 911 in addition to reported a medical emergency, Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.
The woman, Catherine Kieu Becker, met officers at the door in addition to told them her husband was inside bedroom, Nightengale said. Becker also told officers in which he “deserved in which,” he said.
Officers found a 51-year-old man tied to the bed in addition to bleeding profusely through his groin, he said. The man, who has not been identified, underwent emergency surgery at UCI Medical Center in Orange in addition to was listed in serious condition.
Becker, 48, is actually accused of using an unknown poison or drug in her husband’s food to make him sleepy, Nightengale said. She then tied him to the bed in addition to, as he woke up, she cut off his penis which has a 10-inch kitchen knife, Nightengale said.
“He woke up right before she cut off his penis,” he said.
She tossed the penis inside garbage disposal in addition to turned in which on, Nightengale said, adding in which pieces of penis were recovered in addition to taken to UCI.
The victim told detectives in which he believed there was something wrong with the food Becker prepared for him, Nightengale said, adding in which detectives took the food to be tested.
The couple married on Dec. 29, 2009. The victim filed for divorce in May, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to court records. The couple have no children.
Nightengale said there is actually no record in Garden Grove of domestic violence between the couple.
Becker was arrested on suspicion of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault which has a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning in addition to spousal abuse, Nightengale said. She is actually being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
“We have not been able to interview him in addition to she is actually not talking,” Nightengale said. “The motive is actually unknown various other than the divorce proceedings.”
The investigation is actually ongoing.
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