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Woman stabbed at T-ball game in Meadow; boyfriend arrested

Posted May 29, 2012
Updated May 30, 2012

— A woman was stabbed several times in the neck Tuesday evening during a T-ball game at Meadow Elementary School outside of Benson, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed. Her boyfriend, Kendall Basker, 23, was arrested at the scene, authorities said. The couple has three children together.

Witnesses tell WRAL News that parents rushed the children playing T-ball to safety when the assault started. No children were hurt.

Several other parents wrestled Basker to the ground and held him until authorities arrived.

Witnesses said he was armed with what appeared to be an ordinary kitchen knife.

Basker has previous convictions for assault on a female and violating a protective order, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He is currently listed as a probation absconder on the division's website.


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  • shannonbaker May 31, 2012

    UNC PH.d
    i like how you put those 3 letters as your identifier, however i doubt you ever finished highschool. the phd just makes you feel better. try GED. by the way i am a minority, and i am pretty sure i am more formally educated than you. so there goes your theory.

  • storchheim May 31, 2012

    Winterlily, this "girl" may have a job, but that doesn't mean she's not taking welfare too. May I remind you this "girl" also made 3 kids with a lowlife. At this point I don't really care what happens to this "girl". I'm much more concerned with a WOMAN like Kathy Taft who did nothing wrong, did not put herself in a stupid, dangerous, self-loathing position, did not spread her legs over and over and over for a criminal, and is now dead anyway. Ms. Taft was a victim. The "girl" is what we call a VOLUNTEER. Oh, and don't come crying about her children. I care about them as much as she did when she chose a life with a violent criminal.

  • WinterLily19 May 30, 2012

    AT flattop: How is it that you know the girl is on welfare? Really? This girl happens to have a job that she has held down for several years. So, maybe you should keep your ignorant comments to yourself and remember this girl is fighting for her LIFE; welfare or no welfare. Apparently, that doesn't mean much to you; but to her 3 children it means EVERYTHING.

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  • nonPC May 30, 2012

    I can tell you though, being on UNC campus a lot the majority Liberal students commonly & simply think The Right are mainly brainwashed religious/borderline racist nut jobs who won't accept them because they aren't Christians and might date somebody of a different race. As stupid as that sounds today, I've heard many students say that.....
    Libertarianism is where liberals end up when they figure out the government makes it worse and where conservatives go when they realize how dumb the drug war is.

  • Flattop May 30, 2012

    Let me get this right. This hoodlum is 23 and has three kids with this girl and is not married. Guess who is paying for this. We are. We need to force changes in welfare payments and force these people to learn a trade.

  • FlySwater May 30, 2012

    An "ordinary kitchen knife" as in, a butter knife. Just goes to show that trying to ban weapons only hurts the good guys.

  • bombayrunner May 30, 2012

    rotton apple

  • bombayrunner May 30, 2012

    dont you just love when the guy takes his 'tough man' picture after a crime.

  • storchheim May 30, 2012

    "I seriously doubt this guy would fight me one on one

    As do I unless you were in drag."

    Even then he'd want 3 more guys.