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Four charged in murder of CFCC student


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Four people appeared in a New Hanover County courtroom this morning accused of murdering Joshua Proutey, 19, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in a parking lot near 2nd and Orange streets Thursday night.

At their first court appearance District Attorney Ben David alleged that the four suspects went to downtown Wilmington with the intent of robbing people. David said the four suspects followed a woman from one of the downtown bars until she stopped in a yard and pulled out a phone to call 911, at which point they ran away.

Prosecutors say the four suspects then found Proutey in a parking lot, where they robbed him of $10, his cell phone and a sandwich.

David claims after the suspects robbed Proutey, they ordered him back into his vehicle. When Proutey resisted, David says Quintel Grady, 22, shot Proutey once in the head killing him.

According to New Hanover County Jail and Wilmington Police Department records, Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., 23, Daniel Edward Henry, 17, Jasmine Nikole Dottin, 19, and Grady were arrested on suspicion of felony first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Dottin also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on an unspecified charge.

Cromartie, Dottin and Grady are all being held without bond and could face the death penalty. Because Henry is a minor, he is being held under a $2 million bond and faces a maximum of life without parole.

All four suspects are due back in court January 10, 2013.

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Mental Health Issues?

What mental health issues? These 4 are low-life criminals that need to pay with the highest sentence if convicted.

Good job WPD

Now for the DA and the judge to do their job: push for the death penalty.

We don't say it often enough

But good job Wilmington PD.....


Well the value of a human

Well the value of a human life in Wilmington is $10,a sandwich and a cell phone.That is all the more reason you should be aware of your surroundings be armed and ready to protect yourself.

Swift execution. Each

Swift execution. Each individual is allowed one appeal. After their appeal, they're taken out back and shot. No fan fare. No media attention. Nothing. Just a .22rd to the head, similar to the method used to put down hogs and cattle in years past. Sadly, NC is too chicken shit to actually follow through with the death penalty.

Kudos to WPD on such a swift

Kudos to WPD on such a swift arrest of these four criminals on what could have easily been chalked up to a random act of violence and become a cold case. May justice be served.

4 charged with murder

From the Star-News story: "According to prosecutors, Proutey was killed for his cell phone, two $5 bills and a Subway sandwich."

Senseless, cold-blooded murder. I hope these four are found guilty and rot in hell.