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14-year-old charged in Southern Pines stabbing

Posted April 27, 2010

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— Police charged a 14-year-old in a weekend stabbing in Southern Pines.

The juvenile was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection with an incident that occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot on the 500 block of Shaw Avenue, police said.

Kanresha Jerre Purcell, 19, of Eagle Springs, was stabbed more than once in the incident and was taken to First Health Moore Regional Hospital for treatment, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Apr 27, 2010

    This world is going to hell in a handbasket with a red bow on the top!

    Last week it's a 12yr old shooting another in the head with a BB Gun. This week it's a 14yr old stabbing a 19yr old. WHAT in the hell is wrong with people now? Why are parents not being what they should and doing what they should by teaching their children right from wrong and how to behave like they have some freakin home training? I just don't understand it at all.

    So sad to know that's the way my son's generation is starting out already. I dread seeing it will look like when my son is in his 20's or 30's and finishing college, entering a career and starting a family. It sure won't be June Cleaver style as it was when I was being brought up in my early days!