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18-year-old pleads guilty in Raleigh slaying

Posted November 12, 2010

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— An 18-year-old man accepted a plea deal Thursday sentencing him to up to nearly 18 years in prison for an August 2009 shooting that killed one person.

Broderick Sherrod Rowland, who was injured in the shooting, pleaded guilty in the death of Curtis Edward Dow, 23, on Angelus Drive. Maurice Muntez Griffis, 25, was also injured.

Rowland pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was sentenced to between 170 months and 213 months in prison.

Anthony Edward Gross-Pruitt, 21, also faces charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the case.

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  • itom68 Nov 12, 2010

    Im sure they will all come out, be reformed and ready to contribute to society

  • val7277 Nov 12, 2010

    I feel the last post was very ignorant statement because I don't feel crime or illegimate births or 1 family homes are associated with one race. I don't know what this case is about but its a crime that any race could have done. I have never heard anybody blame these circumstance on the "white man". We have a president in office that came from a one family home. Regardless if you like him or not you have to recognize that his culture helped him to be leader of the free world as a "Black Man" and not on trial for murder.

  • jstewartnc Nov 12, 2010

    so wral filters my "th__" description, truth hurts does it?... beware of these animals.

  • chaotickitty82 Nov 12, 2010

    Fact is, too many people think that what they hear on the radio is "reality" so they attempt to live their lives that way. So we've lost a whole generation of young people because their parents thought it was cool to bust caps, buy rims instead of a home, and sleep with as many people as you want without consequence.

    That's the point I was getting at. Each generation has their own influences for creating bad behavior. But rap seems to rule so many youths lives in this era. If its not rap, its hardcore metal, sex and violence. Everyone has at least a little tendancy to be one or more of these. But then you have people like this kid who take it to the next level of crazy.

  • chaotickitty82 Nov 12, 2010

    I'm certain he will be. Especially since he's still under a teenager. The legal system is way too soft when it comes to teens, even though 9 times out of 10 they will continue a life of crime after they become a "mature" adult.

  • Dark_Horse Nov 12, 2010

    Rap music is only 30 years old. Based on some of the arguments here, you would think that violent crime was not around before 1979...
    Fact is, too many people think that what they hear on the radio is "reality" so they attempt to live their lives that way. So we've lost a whole generation of young people because their parents thought it was cool to bust caps, buy rims instead of a home, and sleep with as many people as you want without consequence.

  • normalthinking Nov 12, 2010

    any bets he is back on the street in less than 3 years?

  • chaotickitty82 Nov 12, 2010

    Its all part of the big picture....PEOPLE ARE SHEEP. Imitating what they know to try to fit in somewhere.

  • Mugu Nov 12, 2010

    Rap music does not result in PMITA... bad parents result in PMITA.

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Nov 12, 2010

    I wouldn't blame rap music even though a good amount of it does glorify criminal behavior in it's lyrics.

    Regardless, they chose their actions out of their own free will. Nobody forced them to do this; they govern their own mind and body. However, I firmly believe in the saying "birds of a feather flock together." So if they hung around other criminals, this is not surprising.

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