Woman accused of cutting husband's penis off due back in court

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis is expected to be back in court Friday.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested last week at her home on Murdoch Road outside of Newport. She is charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

In the 911 call, Frabutt told the operator that she used a rose pruner to cut off the body part.

She is also heard on the call saying that this was part of the "message against sinning against God and fornication."

Frabutt is currently in jail under a $500,000 bond.

Prosecutors say she has ties to Connecticut and is believed to be a flight risk.



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A 911 call says a woman used pruners to cut off her husband's penis early Tuesday morning.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested at the couple's home on Murdoch Road outside of Newport.

In court this morning, the woman sobbed when addressing the judge and held her head down during a first appearance. She is charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

In the 911 call, Frabutt told the operator a pruner was used. The operator asked what kind of pruner. "Actually it's good for pruning roses," Frabutt replied.

The woman referred to James Frabutt as her soon to be ex.

911 asked her if he was seriously bleeding. "Oh no," said Frabutt. "Like I said, I couldn't even get enough blood to make the sign of the cross, or write sinner, or anything like that."

On the call, the woman was evasive when asked about specific injuries. 911 asked where he was bleeding from. "That would be his favorite part of himself," Frabutt replied.

Deputies have not said anything about a motive but in the 911 call, the woman gave some clues when 911 asked what caused his physical pain. "That would be part of the message against sinning against God and fornication," she was heard saying on the call.

Fratbutt said she put a towel on him, telling her husband he wasn't going to die "because you're going to carry a message."

Frabutt appeared in court this morning for her first appearance.

At the request of the district attorney, the judge increased her bond from $100,000 to $500,000. Prosecutors say the woman has ties to Connecticut and they believe she is a flight risk.

The woman's husband remains at Vidant Medical Center.


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A woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis after tying him up had her bond increased to $500,000 this morning.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested Tuesday morning at the couple's home on Murdoch Road outside of Newport.

In court, the woman sobbed when addressing the judge and held her head down during a first appearance. She is charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

At the request of the district attorney, the judge increased her bond from $100,000 to $500,000. Prosecutors say the woman has ties to Connecticut and they believe she is a flight risk.

Deputies say James Frabutt was taken to Vidant Medical Center. They were able to recover the 61-year-old man's body part, put it on ice and gave it to medical personnel. There is no update on his condition.

At this time there is still no motive for the attack.

Her next court date is September 20th. If released on bond, Frabutt can't leave the state, have no possession of weapons, no contact with her husband and must be electronically monitored.


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An Eastern Carolina woman is accused of tying her husband up and cutting his penis off.

Carteret County deputies have charged Victoria Frabutt, of Newport, with malicious castration.

Major Jason Wank says deputies were called to the couple's home on Murdoch Road around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday. He said the motive for the castration is still unclear.

Wank says they were able to recover the 61-year-old man's body part and it was immediately put on ice.

James Frabutt was taken to Vidant Medical Center where his condition is unknown.

The woman was also charged with kidnapping and her bond is set at $100,000. Frabutt will appear in court tomorrow.



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