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Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Stabbing

Posted April 7, 2008 8:19 p.m. EDT
Updated April 7, 2008 9:48 p.m. EDT

— 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.