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Man gets life sentence for killing Enloe High student

Posted January 25, 2013

— One of four men charged in the 2011 shooting death of an Enloe High School student has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in the case, authorities said Friday.

Rodney Nigee Pledge Taylor, 21, of 5819 Spirit Court, was convicted this week of first-degree murder in the June 23, 2011, death of 16-year-old Darius Latrae Johnson.

Johnson was shot as he and two friends were walking in the 2800 block of Poole Road.

Three other men, Floyd Clifton Creecy Jr., Alexander Leon Walton and Solister Lester, also were charged with murder in the case.


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  • esteryates69 Jan 30, 2013

    It all sad.One boy is dead.The other boys life is over.I bet they will wish they was dead before it over.

  • michaelwoodruff118 Jan 29, 2013

    Well. For starters, jail, in Raleigh is fun. Past that, the prison had/have/has good food. You don't have to do much. Not laundry not bother with cellphones or games, just sit around try to get other people to bug off, or not. The foods good. Did I mention that? Would killing the person be better. Can't see how.

    You/we us/ I / they? all need to accept, it'll never be fair. And on top of that did I mention that jail is fun. Really up the street creed, do away with bonds allow outside food delivery.


  • miseem Jan 25, 2013

    Great. How many years are we going to have to support and guard him? Maybe 50? If we are lucky.

  • pipcolt Jan 25, 2013

    Another case of where the victims life was taken away and the person reasonable gets to live on. Our great legal system at its finest.

  • ncrcates Jan 25, 2013

    It makes you sad to see a handsome young man like that who sensely wasted his life by doing this. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about his sentence. I just wish he had used better judgement. He and the country would be better off and the Enloe student would be alive.

  • arfamr1007 Jan 25, 2013

    Great. A new $1,000,000 tab for NC tax payers. Why did libs insist on stopping the death penalty? It's so much cheaper and more reliable

  • Hmmmmmm Jan 25, 2013

    It happens all the time. I know exactly what eligible means, that's why I did not say free in 13 years.

  • NCHighlander Jan 25, 2013

    I love the way life means eligible for parole in 13 years.

    Eligibility and getting paroled are two different things. If they weren't you'd be reading about paroled ex cons killing after they were sentenced to life.

  • Hmmmmmm Jan 25, 2013

    I love the way life means eligible for parole in 13 years.

  • isaacewallace Jan 25, 2013

    Good Riddance.