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Slain student remembered in Clayton


By Angelica Alvarez

CLAYTON, NC (WTVD) -- A Cape Fear Community College student who was shot to death and robbed of a sandwich, cell phone, and $10 was remembered at a service in Clayton Wednesday.

Family and friends of 19-year-old Joshua Proutey paid their respects at the Cleveland Community Church.

Joshua's mother Patty Proutey said the more than one hundred people who came in and out of the church reminded her of the days during her son's life.

"Our door was a revolving door, and we had children in and out of our door constantly, and this is no different," said Proutey.

But now visitors through that revolving door will no longer be for Joshua. According to prosecutors, he left his job and was heading to his car after working an event at the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington last Thursday night when four people approached and demand his wallet and anything else of value.

Proutey handed over his wallet, but was then shot in the head.

Four people are charged with first-degree murder in the case. They are Jasmine Nikole Dottin, 19, Christopher Daniel Cromartie, 23, Quintel Raheem Grady, 22, and Daniel Henry, 17. Three of the four suspects are being held without bond.

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Proutey will be buried Saturday in Bainbridge, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Power Alley Ministries
2853A Jones Franklin Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
ATTN: Josh Proutey Memorials

Memorial contributions will benefit Guatemalan missions.

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Amen.....An eye for an

Amen.....An eye for an eye.Those men went around that night looking for trouble. Even the one they talked to in the jail. If you didn't want to do anything bad that night, YOU should have been home. How can you all call yourselves friends? Don't even get me started with the old passage "where were these boys parents at?" As a parent I am tired of being blamed for what these kids are doing to each other today. I blame T.V., schools, community, and the leaders of this nation. You took God out of schools where these kids are 6 hours in a day. Look what was replaced....Thugs!!! I for one am moving my family out of the city and we are going to the country. Wilmington in particular has become a nasty place to live in my opinion. I am going to own land and put up a fence and stand on the other side of it and dare someone to come across. I will be armed. Let the leaders try and take away my right to bare arms!!!! GOD bless America!!!!!

Everyone of the punk a@@....

Everyone of the punk a@@ thugs should be hung. I can't wait to hear from you bleeding heart liberals. Every good citizen should be armed.