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Woman Charged In 1995 Slaying Released From Prison

Posted November 4, 2005

— Melanie Gray was 14 when she helped kill a Wilmington student in 1995. On Friday, she walked out of prison, but she may also go down as one of the most troublesome inmates ever.

Information From State Department Of Correction Web Site

During her time in prison, Gray racked up close to 120 infractions. Most were things such as fighting, gambling and stealing. The most recent one was on Oct. 11 for disobeying orders.

State Department of Correction officials said Gray may have the most infractions of any inmate.

Gray was sentenced to prison for her role in the death of 17-year-old Danny Pence. Pence was at Wrightsville Beach when Gray and her former boyfriend Todd Boggess, kidnapped him in 1995.

Gray and Boggess drove him to a remote, wooded area of Durham County, where Boggess beat him and left him for dead.

Investigators say the pair committed the crime to take Pence's Ford Mustang.

Photographer:

Jamie Munden

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