WWAY learns more about the suspects in CFCC student’s murder

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Submitted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:57am
Updated: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:25pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Monday, four people were each charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old student Josh Proutey. Now, we are learning more about the accused.

The youngest of the group is 17-year old Daniel Henry. Henry is a student at Ashley High School and has no criminal record.

“Danny was a good kid. We all were. Some of us just end up being more unlucky than others. They get into trouble, wrong place, wrong time,” said childhood friend Jeff Cordle.

23-year old Christopher Cromartie, Jr. is a former New Hanover High School student and an amateur boxer.

Cromartie had been in trouble in the past, including a 2010 felony attempted breaking and entering charge. Still, the news came as a shock to Cromartie’s coach.

“I’m very surprised. He’s a good person,” said Andre Thompson, Cromartie’s boxing coach.

Also charged was 19-year-old Jasmine Dottin, who has no criminal record. The D.A. says Dottin was driving the car the night Proutey was killed.

Prosecutors say the one who pulled the trigger was 22-year old Quintel Grady.
Grady spent almost two and a half years in prison on a 2007 robbery with a dangerous weapon charge, and has been arrested in the past two years for breaking and entering cars, evading arrest, and drug possession.
Grady, Cromartie and Dottin are in jail without bond. They could face the death penalty.
Because Henry is a minor, he is being held under a $2 million bond and faces a maximum sentence of life without parole.

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2015 years 8 months ago

This is why people in this country have assault rifles with huge magazines. If you don’t understand this consider yourself lucky, having obviuosly having never lived around people like this. Look at their eyes, empty, just don’t get it. No impulse control, in need of immediate satisfaction, a complete lack of ability of forethought. If you have’nt lived or worked around people like this, do your best to keep it that way, you will probably live longer. $10.00 and he’s dead. This is not an abberation, this is reality. Why is it that people from all over the world come to this country, and after 1 generation assimilate, prosper, and can speak proper english? See the the look on their faces, DUUHH, all of them. No sign of any brain activity there. They have ceased to evolve in any meaningful way a long, long time ago. Like truely crazy people who don’t like to take their med’s thinking theres nothing wrong with them, truely stupid people don’t know they’re stupid. They probably have 25 children betwen them, just like them, and on & on it goes. If this makes you angry or offended, feeling ashamed, etc, pack up & move to Chicago, or may’be detroit, how about St Louis, or maybe New Orleans, or ANY other major city in the US and see what is coming your way.

2015 years 8 months ago

Everything you said is true bur if whites had a group like jackson,sharpton it would be consdered racist. White people cant have a united white college fund it is racist. The white people better start sticking together like the blacks do or we will be ran all over more than we are now.

2015 years 8 months ago

EThey said that this was the first killing in the downtown area in two years. The young man that stabbed downtown two years ago was black. So they arrested the person that killed him. And guess what? He got a bond, a whole bond. So basically thats saying oh well give him a bond he did us a favor anyway.

2015 years 8 months ago

Having lived in the Historic District for nearly twenty years, please allow me to warn you of the dangers that lurk there after dark.

Walking down any of the Historic District streets late at night is dangerous. Hoodlums are on the prowl looking for victims.

While taking packages out of the trunk of my car at around 9 P.M. on Second Street last December I was approached aggressively by three hostile-looking young men who planned to attack and rob me–it was written all over their faces. I was holding my car key in my hand, so I pushed the horn button and the horn blasted away. The persistant blasting horn and an approching car made the young men turn and saunter away as if they were out for a pleasant stroll.

You never read anything about the predators that stalkt the Historic District, but they are here on our streets, believe me. And if you are not extremely cautious, you will be mugged . . . or worse.

2015 years 8 months ago

Guestme first off u dont give me anything. I work for everything that I have. And second of all I dont get any help from the govt. All blacks dont. But if u do your research white people get more help from the govt. Then blacks. trust I have real good home training. Get out that bubble u r in.