Man Stabbed During Six Year Old's Birthday Party

A six year old's birthday party turned violent Sunday night when one man was stabbed.

New Bern police have arrested Wilbert Johnson, Junior for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police say an argument broke out between Johnson and his girlfriend at their Madison Avenue home and Terrance Hackney tired to intervene. Hackney was stabbed in the side and transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The birthday party was for Johnson's stepson. Johnson is in jail on a $10,000 bond.

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  • by Anon Location: Williamston on Dec 9, 2009 at 01:28 PM
    This makes me just want to put my arms around this poor child. We wonder why children grow up and commit acts of violence. Because their parents, their role models teach them how. Poor Child.
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Dec 7, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    This makes me sick. This guy should receive a harsh punishment. This 6 yr old will remember this day for the rest of his life.
  • by debra Location: kinston on Dec 7, 2009 at 12:05 PM
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    These 'adults' just created a lasting birthday memory for some unfortunate child. Children shouldn't have to watch 'adults' behave that way. Sometimes, they blame themselves for the 'bad things' that happen. I would like to hope the kids weren't really present or within 'earshot' of this negative outburst, but if they were, that is child negligence/endangerment too.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Dec 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    The only thing more stupid than bringing a knife to a gun fight is bringing nothing to a knife fight.

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