Catherine Keu Becker, 48, from California is accused by authorities of drugging her husband, slicing off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife, and disposing of the ground up remains in a garbage disposal. She is said to have contacted the police after carrying out her attack, saying the man "deserved it".

Keu Becker is in police custody at Orange County jail. She is due in court today. Bail was set at $1 million.

When police officers arrived at the scene they found the man strapped to a bed and bleeding profusely from his groin.

Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, of Garden Grove, wrote that Kieu Becker was taken into custody on Monday night. Garden Grove is about 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

Nightengale added that the 51-year-old man had lain down after feeling unwell, thinking that perhaps it was due to something he had eaten. The man said he woke up later, tied to his bed. He claims she then took off some clothing and cut off his penis.

Nightengale said:

"He was conscious when his
penis was removed."

The estranged husband has undergone emergency surgery at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center in Orange County, and is said to be in a serious condition. Doctors say he is expected to survive.

Apparently the couple were going through divorce proceedings.

Catherine Keu Becker faces charges of: Administering a drug with intent to commit a felony Aggravated mayhem Assault with a deadly weapon False imprisonment Poisoning Spousal abuse A 1993 Case of a Woman Slicing off Her Husband's Penis John and Lorena Bobbitt - On June 23rd, 1993, John Wayne Bobbitt arrived drunk after a party at the couple's apartment in Manassas, Virginia. In a court hearing Lorena Bobbitt said he raped her that night. In that court case he was tried and acquitted of spousal rape.

That night Lorena Bobbitt got out of bed and went to the kitchen to get some water to drink. While in the kitchen she saw a carving knife, and according to the National Women's Studies Association Journal experienced past memories of domestic abuse.

She grabbed the knife, went back to the bedroom where John was fast asleep and proceeded to cut off nearly half of his penis. She then left the apartment with the severed penis, drove her car a while and threw the penis into a field. She then called 911.

A search located the penis, which was packed in ice and taken to the hospital where John was being treated. Drs. James T. Sehn and David Berman re-attached the penis after a 9.5-hour operation.

A jury took seven hours to find Lorena not guilty due to insanity. Apparently, she had suffered severe sexual, physical and emotional abuse from her husband.

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