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Wife of Arden plastic surgeon indicted for his murder

Brenda Kay McCutcheon has been indicted for first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Dr. Frank Buddy McCutcheon (pictured). (Courtesy Angela Clark)

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - The wife of an Arden surgeon has been indicted for his July 2016 murder.

Brenda Kay McCutcheon has been indicted for first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Dr. Frank Buddy McCutcheon.

On July 16, 2016, Buncombe County authorities arrived at the surgeon's home on Tree Top Drive, where they found Frank McCutcheon, 64, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Days later, News 13 obtained a 911 call of the incident where the caller identified herself as Brenda McCutcheon and said her husband had been shot.

On July 25, 2016, warrants showed investigators took DNA swabs from Brenda McCutcheon's mouth. Detectives said, "during the interview, Brenda McCutcheon denied shooting Frank."

Family and neighbors said Brenda moved to the Memphis, Tennessee, area soon after her husband was killed. Indictment documents list her address in Brighton, Tennessee.

Frank McCutcheon worked at Cosmetic Surgery of Asheville, which has since closed.

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