Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Meals On Wheels Volunteer

A man accused in the fatal stabbing of an eastern North Carolina volunteer church worker has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Multiple media outlets report that 32-year-old Tommy Lee Holiday of Rocky Mount also pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery. In exchange for his guilty pleas, Holiday was spared the death penalty.

Investigators say Holiday killed 58 year-old Debbie Kornegay and critically injured 60 year-old Eve Beasley, while they were working in the church kitchen for Meals on Wheels in October 2007.

Authorities believe Kornegay was helping the homeless Holiday find a shelter when he attacked her.


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  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Sep 4, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    So he can plead his guilt and have his life spared, but did he heed the pleas of those women as he attacked one and killed the other? I hope he spends the rest of his natural life in jail, it's the LEAST the justice system can do.
  • by Mike Location: Hamilton on Sep 3, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    Another fine example of our justice system.Why does he deserve to live and be fat & happy in prison.He should be hung downtown Rocky Mount & stay there until the buzzards pick him clean.
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