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South Hill man pleads guilty in murder case

SoVaNow.com / January 29, 2014


Terrell Antre Baskerville, 24, of South Hill pleaded guilty Thursday to the murder of 25-year-old Markee McKnight of La Crosse.

On May 11, 2013, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a complaint of a fight in the Quail Hollow Subdivision found McKnight badly beaten and unresponsive. He was transported Community Memorial Healthcenter where McKnight died from his injuries, due to blunt force trauma, according to Mecklenburg Sheriff Bobby Hawkins.

Baskerville and his brother, 28-year-old Detric J. Baskerville, were arrested shortly after the incident, as was another relative, 30-year-old Shameka Baskerville of S. Thomas Street, South Hill.

A fourth arrest, of Walter Thomas Patton Jr., 25, of La Crosse, followed a couple of weeks later.

Detric Baskerville pleaded guilty to murder charges stemming from the incident on December 3. His sentencing is set for February 14. After entering the plea, Terrell was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 28 years of that suspended, and fined $1,695 in court costs. He must also serve one year of supervised probation after his release.

Shemeka Baskerville is set to stand trial for McKnight’s murder on January 30, and Patton’s trial is set for February 14.

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