Woman Used Rose Pruner To Cut Husband’s Penis Off, Investigators Unsure Why

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NORTH CAROLINA — Newport woman charged with malicious castration

On 09/10/2019, Carteret County Deputies arrested Victoria Thomas Frabutt, 56, of 202 Murdoch Rd, Newport for severing her husband’s penis.

Deputies responded to the residence just before 4 am this morning where James Frabutt reported his wife tied him up and pulled out a knife. The motive for the castration is still unclear.

Deputies were able to recover the body part where it was immediately put on ice and transported to medical personnel.

James Frabutt, 61, was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His condition at this time is unknown.

In a 911 call, Frabutt said a pruner was used. When the dispatcher asked what kind of pruner, she said, “Actually it’s good for pruning roses.”

WITN reported911 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 was charged with Malicious Castration and Kidnapping. She is being held in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000 bond and her first court appearance is for Wednesday, 09/11/2019