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Survivor of Rocky Mount Church Stabbing Moved to Rehab Center

Posted November 20, 2007 10:58 p.m. EST

— The survivor of a church stabbing in Rocky Mount was moved to a rehab center Tuesday.

Eve Beasley, 60, has been recovering at Pitt Memorial Hospital since she was stabbed Oct. 18 inside Lakeside Baptist Church.

Beasley and her longtime friend and coworker at the Meals on Wheels, Debbie Kornegay, were preparing meals for delivery when Tommy Lee Holiday, 30, allegedly stabbed each of them multiple times, Rocky Mount police said.

Kornegay, 58, died at the hospital.

Holiday faces a number of charges, including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors have said they plan to seek the death penalty.

Beasley's son told WRAL Tuesday his mother continues to improve, and she should return home by Christmas.

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