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Raleigh murder suspect: 'I am the antichrist'

Posted November 10, 2015

— A Wake Forest man charged in an August crime spree that included a shooting death and a rape had several outbursts during a Tuesday morning court appearance, including one where he declared himself the antichrist.

Kendrick Keyanti Gregory, 21, of 8327 Bratt Ave., was indicted by a Wake County jury last month on 10 charges, including murder, several counts of robbery, assault and kidnapping and first-degree rape.

"Tell the illuminati I am the antichrist. I'm here to take over the world," Gregory yelled as he entered a Wake County courtroom.

Later, he yelled, "The Empire State Building will go up in flames."

Gregory didn't do anything physically aggressive in the courtroom, and he appeared to listen to Superior Court Judge Kendra Hill when she spoke.

The court hearing was to appoint Gregory a lawyer in a probation violation case. He was convicted on Aug. 26 of two counts of breaking into vehicles in July and was sentenced to 18 months on probation, according to state Department of Public Safety records.

Five days into that probation, police said, Gregory shot and killed 64-year-old Thomas Melvin Durand, owner of the Mr. Pawn check cashing shop on Capital Boulevard.

Police say Gregory raped a 15-year-old girl after he shot Durand, and he's also charged with shooting and robbing another man earlier that day.

He was arrested in Brooklyn two days later when New York police officers used a mobile phone app to track an SUV that had been reported stolen in Manhattan. Police said he had a .45-caliber handgun in his pocket and another gun under the driver's seat when he was arrested.

New York police have charged Gregory with with grand larceny and two counts of possession of a loaded weapon.

Gregory was returned to Raleigh last week after he fought extradition from New York.


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  • Margaret Cooper Nov 11, 2015
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  • Nancy Oberman Nov 11, 2015
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    Hello, Butner.....

  • David Pepper Jr. Nov 11, 2015
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    Yep, Kid and Play reject

  • Tom Laurence Nov 10, 2015
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    Indeed. Make sure its the special one...... that he'd never have to get another one.

  • Mark Colyer Nov 10, 2015
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    new defense mechanism implemented by his lawyer

  • Chuck Justice Nov 10, 2015
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    He needs to work on his all-powerful archangel routine. The handcuffs, orange jumpsuit and buckwheat hairdo just ain't doing it for me.

  • John Johnson Nov 10, 2015
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    Yea, Right.. Big Put On.. Can Look at Him and See Nothing Wrong With Him, Except He's In Jail Now !!!

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 10, 2015
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    Don't forget the Ft. Hood shooter, the Navy Yard shooter, the DC snipers, the Hartford Distributor shooter...the list goes on.

  • Michele Wilkins Nov 10, 2015
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    It's time we cure the problem ....... give him a shot !

  • Jim Slaughter Nov 10, 2015
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    ....and I am the Easter Bunny !