Mid-South native wanted for killing husband turned herself in

Woman wanted for murder in North Carolina believed to be in Mid-South
Published: Nov. 9, 2017 at 2:44 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 at 11:01 AM CST
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BRIGHTON, TN (WMC) - A murder suspect with a Mid-South tie turned herself in.

Brenda McCutcheon was wanted for first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Dr. Frank "Buddy" McCutcheon, who was shot in the head last July in his home near Asheville, North Carolina.

Brenda grew up in Brighton, Tennessee, according to reports out of North Carolina. Those reports suggested Brenda had moved back and was living with her family in Brighton.

"Obviously if there's someone in Tipton County that's wanted for murder, we want to bring them to justice to insure the citizens of Tipton County are safe," Chief Deputy Bill Daughtery said.

Tipton County investigators conducted a search of her family's home Wednesday. They did not find Brenda.

Neighbors in Brighton said they didn't know anything about Brenda living in the area.

"I'm not surprised by anything that goes on in this world," Paul Specht, who lives across the street from the home, said.

Later Wednesday, Brenda turned herself in to investigators in North Carolina.

Investigators said Brenda called 911 in July after her husband had been shot. She told dispatch that someone came into her home and shot her husband.

A gun was found outside the house.

Brenda worked as office manager at her husband's plastic surgery office, and the couple was being investigated by the state of North Carolina for embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

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