Cases continued, headed to grand jury in Proutey murder

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Submitted: Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:37pm
Updated: Fri, 01/11/2013 - 2:10pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Four suspects charged with the murder of a Cape Fear Community College student will have to wait a little while longer to have their day in court.

According to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office the cases of Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., 23, Daniel Edward Henry, 17, Jasmine Nikole Dottin, 19, and Quintel Grady, 22, have been continued. All the cases are headed to a grand jury.

The four suspects are charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the murder of Joshua Proutey in December. 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.


  • windy says:

    “Repenting” is not going to save these criminals!! Committing armed robbery and murder, among a multitude of unrelated past crimes, have bought these 4 a one-way ticket to the fiery underground where they belong.

  • JUSTICE for JOSHUA says:

    Do you demand that ALL murderers receive “forgivesness” or do you only say that when the victim is White?
    The murderers said they were “looking for a White person.”
    When Joshua Proutey is murdered the media says “wrong place, wrong time.”
    When Trayvon is killed they say “hate crime.”
    Violence comes in the later stages of genocide. These four had been told to target White people because “only White people have money.” This is a systematic targeting which is part and parcel to the program of genocide targeting all White countries and only White countries with open immigration, forced integration, and “assimilation.”
    It’s White genocide.
    The media claims to be “anti-racist.” What they are is anti-White.
    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    If this would have been four white, thug, monsters, slaughtering a innocent, hard-working, young, black, man, then taking his sandwich, and buying gas, with his mere $10, YOU would be marching ,throughout the country, in a ‘Million Hoodie March’, waving your fist, and demanding more “Hate-Crimes Laws”.

    Where is Jesse Jackson, and all the ‘Diversity’ people, on this one ? As always, Dead Silence. Sure, Jesus wants us to love everyone, and we must. But Jesus demands we stand against evil.

  • Abby says:

    Seriously after all that is happen all you can think and say is ask for god to forgive these thugs. I don’t think so. yes they are someones son’s and daughter but so was Josh. he was a son too and now she has doesn’t have her son around anymore because of these thugs.

    They have no remorse for what they did, look at their mugs shots they are nothing but criminals. They went seeking for trouble, they even went after someone else and that other person realized they were being followed so the four thugs were up to no good the whole night. Josh happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They went up to Josh seeking trouble and it was all over a sub and 10 bucks that is it and now an innocent amazing life is gone.

    Obliviously if their parents / guardian carded about them they would have known where their (thugs) of teenagers were. They were out the whole night looking for nothing but trouble. Josh who was dedicated to his community and working an event at the art center.

    So no there is not asking god for forgiveness in this case. This was a cold blooded murder that never should have happened but now these low life thugs deserve justice and the most painful justice ever. Maybe make the cry and beg for their life like Josh did.

  • No name says:

    Everybody is saying so many hateful things. I wonder how you would feel if one of these young men were your son, or this you lady your daughter. I know what they did was wrong but we are not acting no better than they did when we say such hateful things. I am so Grateful the God doesn’t judge like the world those. Remember He still loves them. No sin is no greater than the other. The one’s we have commited by the world terms may not have been as bad as this one but in God’s eyes they are all the same. Jesus did on the cross for all of us not just one’s that think they are living right. We all fall short of the glory of God at times. The good news is all we have to do is repent and he will look upon it know more. They all still have a chance at eternal life just like each and everyone of us.

  • windy says:

    “Young men” and “young ladies” do not go around murdering innocent people after stealing sandwiches and a few dollars. These 4 are nothing but savage animals who have no place in society. Yes, it would be interesting to see what their “parents” have to say. Interestingly, none of their “parents” have yet to come forward with any kind of statement, let alone an apology to the victim’s family. My guess is these 4 came from a long lineage of societal derelicts just like their own selves.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    “They all still have a chance at eternal life just like each and everyone of us.” – no name

    That’s fine but their time here should end…. They have proven they do not deserve to walk among the living decent people and it should be society’s job to remove them from the gene pool…. and no I do not want to feed and water them for the rest of their sorry lives.

  • Squabadoo says:

    This is no God in these kids. At least the one that pulled the trigger. As a realist and passive American who believes in justice, give Grady the death penalty and the others life in jail. This country has become too sensitive to the darkness of criminal actiivity. That poor kid died for no reason what so ever! Don’t bring religion or any spirituality to guide a sense of forgiveness. 1. It’s too soon for forgiveness 2. There may be a God out there, but this actually took place. Think about it

  • fleebailey says:

    If there was a God, he would not consider stealing a sandwich and murder equal.

  • tweety11 says:

    No one marches went there is justice being done.Now had it been the other way around and the kids were caught and no charges thats a different story.Has it been done before of course it has.For as a Million hoodie march have you seen all the people in your nieghborhood with hoodies oh its not just a black thing or as you all like to say a thug thing or do you prefer they were just hoods…

  • SAndy says:

    Yes Its Sad that the Boy got Killed by suppose to be thugs but at the same time nobody goes in when The White Men go killing Innocent children in schools at least those thugs dont go into schools and Big Populated area killing lots…..PPL have their faults but dont badger one especially when your not suppose to judge anyone….sending them to jail is just a form of judging and they are still alive so ppl get ya minds right…And Yes I am a Hispanic so dont try to judge

  • GuestX says:

    I hope your god does forgive these 4 murders,I also hope the state gives them and express trip to meet your god first hand

  • Guesttoo says:

    Just to be on the safe side, I Googled the Ten Commandments. Yup, right there under #6 “Thou Shalt Not Kill”. Interestingly enough, I looked through the commandments several more times…and still couldn’t find the one that said; “Thou Shalt Not Talk Junk About Killers…or anything close to that.

    It’s only a guess but I don’t see these “sins” as being equal and I doubt He thinks too highly of one of his flock killing another for a cell phone, a sandwich and a little gas money.

  • ????? says:

    Genesis 9:6 – Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

    Exodus 20:13 – Thou shalt not kill.

    Leviticus 24:17 – And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.

    Matthew 26:52 – Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

    Matthew 5:21 – Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

    Numbers 35:31 – Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which [is] guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

    Deuteronomy Chapter 19
    11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

    12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

    13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away [the guilt of] innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

  • ?????? says:

    Exodus 21:12 – He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

    Exodus 20:13 – Thou shalt not kill.

  • Angewidert says:

    Saying something hateful is nothing like killing someone in cold blood. You already know that, but if you say it, then you’ll have to admit to yourself how horrible these murderers actually are.

    Nowhere in the Bible does it say that all sins are equal. You already know that, but if you say it, then you’ll have to admit to yourself how horrible their crime actually was.

    You’re making up excuses because you feel ashamed of the way some (but not all) of the members of your community are acting. You should feel ashamed.

    Stop wasting time on excuses and start taking action in your community to put a stop to the actions of a small minority of thugs and wanna-be gangstas that are getting all the headlines. Put more pressure on some (but not all) of the parents of these wanna-be’s in your community to stress the advantages of education and real parenting rather than just letting them just do whatever.

    More effort on the front end always results in less excuses coming out on the back end. Of course, you could just continue to do nothing until the next murder occurs. Then you could just post another excuse and misquote a little bit more of the Bible to fool yourself into thinking you shouldn’t feel ashamed about having done nothing in the first place.

  • Joe says:

    To all of you saying they deserve forgiveness, how about my innocent friend, Josh Proutey, that I’ll never be able to see or talk to for the rest of my life? Yeah, send them to prison for life.

  • tweety11 says:

    There parents love them the same as yours love you.Now are they happy with what they did of course not.And will they be forgiven for what they did sure they will.Can they turn there lives around sure they can.To you and others they are low lifes but what you and others think of them don’t mean a hill of beans.Killing that young man was one of the worst things they could have done.Should they be sentence to whatever is decided of course.Your life ain’t squeaky clean and i did say ain’t.

  • windy says:

    These animals do not deserve forgiveness. What they did is unforgiveable.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    I’ll check, I believe she issued in late 2010 or early 2011.

  • Vog46 says:

    Of the executive orders issued by Smiley about 115 of them were storm related.
    Can you please tell me which Ex Order it was?

  • tweety11 says:

    Tom i see i am not the only one that see you for who you are.Keep believing that you aren’t.

  • windy says:

    Quintel obviously has a history of disrespecting authority and the law. It is no surprise that he has committed such heinous crimes. He should have been locked up years ago before he escalated his criminal actions to murder.

  • no body says:

    Praying for the victims family. R.I.P. Joshua.

    Quintel is innocent until proven guilty. Quintel was in one of my classes in highschool. When he was introduced to the class half way through the year he stated his name. Classmates laughed at his name and he(Quintel) looked around embarrassed and mad(I felt bad for him). later in the semester class got RANDOMLY searched once, everyone complied BUT QUINTEL, acting all gansta at the deputy ballin up his fist. acted like he had somethin to prove.(I thought he was an idiot)

  • Who's TRULY to blame? says:

    This “Young man” was doomed when his mother spit him out! He never had a chance. Sure people say your upbringing (Or lack of in this case) shouldn’t weigh so heavily on your actions as an adult, but IT DOES. If you want the co conspirator in Quintel’s troubled life….look no further than his mother and father (If he every really had either). The “Young man” is yet another causality of unfit parents, mis-education, and his own IGNORANCE. Whatever he gets, he deserves!

  • windy says:

    It is socially unacceptable to call such incidents “hate crimes.” The black community historically cannot handle the reality of this … not only will they play the race card on this one, but likely will incide riots and put even more lives in danger. The criminals have already admitted that they singled out the victim based on his race and their pre-conceived stereotypes of that race. Clearly this was a hate crime, and we all know that. But the black community cannot handle such situations, when the shoe is on the other foot. It is easier for one to bury one’s head in the sand than to face reality.

  • Guest12346 says:

    Can this be considered a hate crime?
    Think if it was the other way around.
    There would be outrage!

    Or if it had happened off campus in another part of downtown it would just be considered “another random shooting” leading to the death of a young man.

  • B M says:

    Hate Crime????????? are you kiddin???????????

    If this had been 4 white kids set out to rob and kill a black person for gas money the town of Wilmington would still be blazing.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Educated? Really? Boy you have the education of a one legged dead mule. Shouldn’t you be doing the whole security guard thing? Someday you may even become a real police officer, haha kidding, won’t happen.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Just a year ago, you, KBLUE, were standing against injustice, and led a uphill fight against bullyying, and evil. Good to see you back in cyberspace. Say’s who, say’s PublicAvenger

  • Guest111 says:

    And it will continue as long as the government gives all these girls money, food stamps, medical and rent all for FREE! The more kids the more freebies. And the kids are left to be raised by what ever or who ever might be around for the day while Mom is out breeding again.

  • DITTOS says:

    There’s not a place hot enough in hell for these thugs. The epidemic continues………..

  • tweety11 says:

    Hey if you aren’t careful you might have a seat right next to them.You don’t knw if they are going to hell or not.

  • Kblue2221984 says:

    We can always count on your for an educated and adult comeback. Thank you stupid person, for not veering off the path of moron comebacks. You’ll never be as AWESOME as KBlue…….Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • Guest111 says:

    The majority of us won’t live long enough to see any of these four punished. Our problem is our society, lack of parental guidance, the judicial system, judges and defending attorneys. It’s all a game, a joke and a waste of time going to court. I firmly believe in vigilante justice. Take care of your problems and don’t expect the courts to help you one bit. Won’t happen.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    don’t you remember Smiley passing some Executive Order which granted minority individuals convicted and sentenced to death an additional appeal not available to others. You know the one which gaurantees them the right to a review to confirm the jury and prosecution were not racially imbalanced.

    Perhaps the new Governor will rescind that Executive Order

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Give them there day in court, then take em out back and put em down like the rabid, savage dogs they are.

  • Guestiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    lives around? That’s the usual line.

  • Abby says:

    These four low life thugs are such a waste of flesh. They deserve no life once they are found guilty. What they did to Josh an innocent young gentleman doing good for his community going to school etc and then these four low life thugs come and take away his life all for a sub and money.

    My heart goes out to Josh and his family he seems like such a great young man and was on a great path in his life and had so much going for himself. Sending thoughts and prayers.

    I can’t wait for the day for justice to be served on these four low life thugs who deserve nothing, no sympathy for their actions and the one who went on camera to say he has nothing to do with it and didn’t know it was going to happen, you were there, you were apart of it and now it’s done and over with. An innocent life has been taken from us.

    May justice and it will be served again you thugs.

  • Guest09870 says:

    As a mother of two young boys I cannot imagine the pain, anguish and sadness felt by the family and friends of this young victim. The brutality of this crime and the fact that they showed no mercy to this young man or any regard for his life….I pray that if and when all four defendants are found guilty that they receive the maximum penalty allowed by the law. God bless this young man and his family and friends.

  • 5th judicial says:

    Court systems in this area are ridiculous. I assure you one person will get life and released after 20 years and the rest will get a plea deal where they do 3-5 years with a court appointed attorney who will charge the state for 50 hours at $60.00 an hour when they talked to them 2 times since arrest. I suggest citizens go to court and witness this daily behavior from da’s and court appointed attorneys. Trust me i see it everyday and we are all paying for it!! most court appointed attorneys are incompetent and just use the system to bill the state for their alleged services,

  • Tracie C says:

    Now, how do you think these MORONS would feel if we picked some young guy to stand in front of them with a loaded gun, SMILING, and just popped a couple of bullets into their bodies? Not to kill, just to maim, for life. THEN, while wearing signs that say “I’m a cold blooded killer” we sent them out to crawl around Front St. bloody and crying? THEN we showed it on the news while you could see the rest of us in the background pointing and laughing?
    Sounds cruel? WHY do they deserve any better? I would bet money if violent crime was handled in this way we’d see MUCH less of it. And, DAMMIT, it would make me feel better to see them BEGGING for their lives!!! But the criminals know they get 3 hots and a cot….they know the pansy assed justice system coddles criminals. Christ, let me start a list: Casey Anthony, Jerry Sandusky (APPEALS????), the CO shooter…..the list is very very long and will get longer until we stand up FOR OURSELVES!!!

  • Guesty 1 says:

    Had this killing been reversed you’d have people losing their minds hollering racisim and “hate crime.”Arm yourselves people and shoot first and ask questions later I say!

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