Duplin Co. man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend’s brother

Charles Booker Jr.

MAGNOLIA, NC (WNCT)- A Duplin County man is behind bars in connection with a deadly stabbing.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office responded to Vidant Duplin Hospital at 6:45 Wednesday evening. When they arrived, they learned Taimaya Kenan was taken to the hospital by his sister to treat stab wounds.

Taimaya Kenan
Taimaya Kenan


Doctors pronounced Kenan dead later that evening.

Deputies say the sister told them her boyfriend stabbed the 29-year-old. When deputies went back to the residence on Huey Ezzell Lane in Magnolia, they found Charles Booker Jr.

Booker, 33, is charged with murder. He is being held at the Duplin County Jail without bail.


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