(Meredith) -- A woman from North Carolina is accused of castrating her husband, authorities say.

Deputies say Victoria Frabutt tied up her husband and cut off his genitalia at their home Tuesday.

She was in court Wednesday.

Linda Daniel is the daughter of a neighbor of the couple. She says she can’t believe what happened in her mother’s neighborhood in Newport.

Victoria Frabutt

Deputies say Victoria Frabutt tied up her husband and cut off his genitalia at their home Tuesday.

“Nobody has the right to do harm to anybody to even take someone’s finger off. Castration?,” Daniel said.

Carthet County Sheriff’s deputies received a call to the home of the couple Tuesday morning.

They said the caller, James Frabutt, said his wife had cut off his penis.

“To me, she destroyed his whole livelihood,” Daniel said. “And this what she wanted but she didn’t realize she is destroying her own.”

Deputies arrested Victoria Frabutt for the crime and put the severed penis on ice.

They said 61-year-old James Frabutt was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where his current condition has not been released.

Neighbors are left trying to make sense of what happened in their neighborhood.

“I really don’t understand it, really I don’t,” said neighbor Peggy Daniel.

During Wednesday’s court proceedings, Frabutt was charged with malicious castration and kidnapping. She’s set to be back in court September 20.

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