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Jul 12, 2011 3:33 PM by David Ortiviz

California woman cuts off husband's penis

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Southern California woman drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a knife and threw it down a garbage disposal.

Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale tells City News Service the attack occurred Monday night. He says 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker was booked at the Orange County Jail for investigation of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.

The 51-year-old victim's name was not released but Nightengale says he is in serious condition after surgery at a hospital.

Nightengale says the woman told responding officers the victim "deserved it."

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