Black Stabs Meals on Wheels Ladies
Oct. 18, 2007
Rocky Mount Meals on Wheels Director Debbie Kornegay and Assistant Director Eve Beasley were preparing meals and loading their vehicles shortly after 9 a.m.
A man charged at them in the church kitchen and stabbed them multiple times, Rocky Mount Police Capt. Martin McCoy said. Investigators believe someone let the man inside the church.
Kornegay, 58, was pronounced dead at Nash General Hospital. Beasley, whose age was unavailable, remained in critical condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital Thursday night….
About 20 children were in the church day care at the time of the stabbings, but were safe, Lakeside senior minister Rev. Wright said….
Police are looking for a black man with a medium complexion and medium-length mustache in his late 20s to early 30s, who they believe has tattoos on both forearms up to his elbows. He is 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a short-sleeve, long white T-shirt, white T-shirt wrapped around his head and dark jeans.
Rocky Mount Telegram (NC)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The man accused of killing her – 30-year-old Tommy Lee Holiday – apparently went to the church seeking help. Holiday, a homeless man, wanted a place to stay for the night, police said….
“Ms. Kornegay called a couple of shelters, trying to seek assistance for the young man,” Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley said. “And she called her daughter, and she described him to her daughter.
“God only knows why she did that. But that information was a critical piece to where we are today.”…
Following the attack, police said, the killer stole Kornegay’s cell phone and her GMC Yukon XL….
Authorities then tracked down Kornegay’s cell phone Thursday night.
A patrol officer spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description near a park on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.
About three hours later, Holiday confessed to the attack on Kornegay, 58, and Beasley, 60, and was in the Nash County jail under no bond.
Holiday, who was released from prison in August, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, two counts of robbery and larceny of a vehicle.