Second suspect pleads guilty to killing Wilmington college student
Posted April 7, 2014
Wilmington, N.C. — One of four people charged with killing a Johnston County man in Wilmington in late 2012 was sentenced Monday to at least 35 years in prison after pleading guilty in the case.
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.
Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Quintell Raheem Grady, 23, the man authorities say pulled the trigger, pleaded guilty in December to first-degree murder and several other charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The cases against two other defendants, Jasmine Nikole Dottin and Daniel Edward Henry, are pending.