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Moore County robbery suspects indicted on murder charges

Posted July 13, 2010 4:06 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2010 7:10 p.m. EDT

— Four men involved in a robbery at a Moore County convenience store last month now face first-degree murder charges stemming from the death of a man shot while trying to protect his wife.

In addition to murder, a grand jury on Monday indicted Randy Joel Williams, 17, Leroy Richard Medley, 20, Paris Yusef Mack, 17, and Demarcus James Dennison, 18, each on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of first-degree kidnapping.

Medley was also indicted on one count of accessory after the fact, and Williams was also indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Sheriff's investigators in Moore County 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 Friday from injuries he received in the shootout. He was buried Tuesday morning.

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 fired through the window, wounding Williams.

Grace Kelly was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm and released from the hospital.

Dennison and Medley were each in the Moore County jail Tuesday, being held without bond. Mack and Williams were in jail, each under a $10 million bond.