Suspect in Moore store robbery, shooting reaches plea deal
Posted March 18, 2011
Carthage, N.C. — One of four men charged in a robbery last summer at a Moore County convenience store and the death of the clerk's husband has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Leroy Richard Medley, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, authorities said Friday. As part of the deal, he will testify against his co-defendants, and he will be sentenced after their trials.
Randy Joel Williams, 17, Paris Yusef Mack, 17, and Demarcus James Dennison, 18, are each charged with murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of first-degree kidnapping.
Authorities said the men robbed the Exxon Short Stop Food Mart in Lakeview on June 28 and shot the store clerk, Grace Kelly, and her husband, Angus Kelly, in the process.
Angus Kelly, 78, died two weeks later of his wounds.
Investigators said he had been in the parking lot while his 75-year-old wife worked the closing shift at the store. When the men tried to rob her at gunpoint, he exchanged gunfire with the robbers.