Kathy Taft Dies After Weekend Attack

Kathy Taft, a well-known North Carolina state school board member, died today from injuries she endured when she was attacked over the weekend. Her family members said the 62-year-old Greenville woman's death is being treated as a homicide, according to MyFox8.com.

Kathy Taft (myfox8.com)
She was apparently attacked Saturday while staying at her boyfriend's home. He was in Florida at the time. It is unclear if there are any suspects or motives in the case.

She had been on the state Board of Education since 1995, and was reappointed to the position until March 2011. She ran for a state Senate seat in 2008, but was not elected.
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