Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina are unsure why a woman tied up her husband and castrated him

Jordan Culver, USA TODAY

A North Carolina woman is in jail after "severing her husband's penis," according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Victoria Frabutt, 56, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of "malicious castration" after deputies responded to her home in Newport, North Carolina. Law enforcement officers arrived just before 4 a.m. and Frabutt's 61-year-old husband said Frabutt "tied him up and pulled out a knife."

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina are unsure why a woman tied up her husband and castrated him

"Deputies were able to recover the body part where it was immediately put on ice and transported to medical personnel," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

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The condition of Frabutt's husband, who was taken to a hospital in Greenville, North Carolina, is unknown, according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. Frabutt is being held in the Carteret County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond and is set to appear on court on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said a motive for the castration is unclear. Frabutt is also being charged with kidnapping.


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