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Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Stabbing

Posted April 7, 2008

— A Youngsville man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the June 2007 stabbing death of a man with whom he had fought over an ex-girlfriend.

Randy Mose Baker, 47, 1848 Moores Pond Road, entered the plea Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors. He originally was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ernest John Bradshaw IV, 33.

Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson sentenced Baker to between 46 and 65 months in prison, with credit for the 10 months he has already served.

He faces a minimum of three years in prison.

Investigators said Baker and Bradshaw argued over Bradshaw's ex-girlfriend, Leslie Moore, at her East Wait Avenue house on June 15, 2007. Baker stabbed Bradshaw in the chest with a kitchen knife, police said.

Bradshaw drove to the Wake Forest Police Department headquarters and walked inside before collapsing on the floor. He was taken to WakeMed Raleigh, where he was pronounced dead.


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  • luckymhg Apr 16, 2008

    ncshower2 how do you know what happened? were you there?

  • ScoobyDee Apr 10, 2008

    It's a no win situation for both parties. Puco will never see his daughter grow up and Randy will miss out on 5 years of growing up with his children also. It's a sad situation anyway you look at it.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Apr 8, 2008

    unbelivable...nuff said

  • Sidekick Apr 8, 2008

    Money talks and BS walks.

  • ncshower2 Apr 8, 2008

    I'm from Wake Forest, knew the both of them and am very aware of what happened that night. 3 years for murder is a joke, guess THE BAKERS spent all the money they had. What a shame that an innocent guy like "Puco" got set up by Leslie ( the ex ) to make Randy jealous. She & Randy should pull time together.

  • drsickles Apr 8, 2008

    I agree with angora2 ... seems a bit relaxed for something as violent as murder. Is there any deterrent there?

  • angora2 Apr 7, 2008

    Five years for murder? C'mon!