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Ex-boyfriend to plead guilty in Hope Mills girl's death

Posted May 5, 2016

— An Autryville teen is expected to accept a plea deal Friday morning in the death of Danielle Locklear, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on March 11, 2014.

Sources told WRAL News that Locklear's ex-boyfriend, Je'Michael Malloy, of 7946 N.C. Highway 210 South, Autryville, will plead guilty to second-degree murder and will be sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

Malloy confessed to killing the teen and dumping her body in the South River in Cumberland County, according to police. Another teen, Dominic Lock, is also serving time in prison for helping Malloy dispose of Locklear's body.

Investigators say the teens tied cinder blocks around Locklear's body before dumping her into the river.

Both Malloy and Lock were not eligible for the death penalty due to their age at the time of the crime.


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  • Janet Ghumri May 5, 2016
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    you say his life is "over", no, it's not. Sentenced to 25 years does not mean he will serve 25 years. He is 19, so even if he gets no reductions he will be out at 44. That is not "over".
    She was 15, and HER life is over. No college, no wedding bells, no baby sleeping in her arms, no NOTHING, because she is dead. Because he killed her.
    He will have dinners to eat, books to read, people to talk to, he may even get a chance to marry and have a family.
    So, sorry but I think his life isn't over. As for the 50 pounds of flesh remark, I'll let that rest. Just glad it wasn't my daughter, or yours

  • Mary Meadows May 5, 2016
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    Really? The sarcasm wasn't warranted. He will still be in his 40's when released whereas, she never got to 16. I don't have a strong opinion on the sentence, but I do when it comes to local online comments.

    You could have tastefully disagreed and stated your point without the ......well, rudeness. Try it, you may find out it works better.

  • Johnathan Gault May 5, 2016
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    He is 19 now, and he is going to spend 25 years in PRISON. His life is over, I am sorry that did not cut another 50 lbs of flesh off his body to suit your tastes.

  • Janet Ghumri May 5, 2016
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    I'm sorry, he may have been 17 at the time, but that was an adult crime. Meaning that he seems to have acted with premeditation, excess force (remember the sock stuffed down her throat?) and taken a lot of trouble trying to dispose of her body, to the extent of getting help, and tying concrete blocks to weigh the body down. That's far from, what I would think of as a crime committed by a minor. She was only 15, and if I remember correctly, he was physically much larger than her. Sometimes it irks me that the magic age of 18 is enacted in cases like this. Arrrrhhhh