A California woman allegedly cut off her husband's penis and then told the police he deserved it.

Forty-eight-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker allegedly cooked her husband drugged food. When her husband passed out, she tied him to the bed.

When he woke up, she took off his pants, cut off his penis, put it in the garbage disposal, and turned on the disposal.

She then called the police, who arrived at the scene to find the husband tied to a bed and bleeding profusely from his crotch area.

The man was quickly transferred to a hospital where he received emergency surgery. He is now in stable condition.

As for Catherine, she is facing charges of aggravated mayhem, which could carry the sentence of life imprisonment.

Mayhem (or maiming) is defined as unlawfully and maliciously depriving a human being a member of his body, or disables, disfigures, or renders it useless.

It's so heinous -- we're looking at this as premeditated. Her intention was to permanently deprive him of a piece of his body and do it in such a way to inflict a great amount of pain and psychological damage, said Lt. Jeff. Nightengale, reported the Huffington Post.

The couple was married on Demceber 29, 2009. In May, the husband filed for divorce from Catherine Becker, citing irreconcilable differences, reported KTLA.

It's unclear what exactly motivated Becker to allegedly perform this vicious attack.

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