Man pleads guilty to killing Wilmington college student
Posted December 12, 2013
Wilmington, N.C. — One of four people charged with killing a Johnston County man in Wilmington a year ago pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Cape Fear Community College student Joshua Proutey was robbed on a downtown Wilmington street on Dec. 13, 2012, and was shot in the head as he got into his car to leave, police said.
The 19-year-old was a West Johnston High School graduate who planned to enlist in the Marines.
Prosecutors had planned to seek the death penalty against Quintell Raheem Grady, but his plea guaranteed him a life sentence.
Three others charged in the case – Jasmine Nikole Dottin, Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., Daniel Edward Henry – are pending.