WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The man accused of killing a teen just before Christmas in 2012 is expected to take a plea deal in court Thursday.
Quintel Raheem Grady will like plead guilty to his involvement in the death of Joshua Proutey, who was shot in December 2012 while heading to his car after working an event at the Community Arts Center on Second and Orange Streets.
Grady and three others were charged in connection with Proutey's death. One of the teens involved said Grady had bought the revolver that killed Proutey hours before the shooting and is also the one who pulled the trigger.
District Attorney Ben David said Grady approached Proutey and demanded money. He says Proutey pulled out $10 to hand over, but asked to keep it. According to David, Proutey was ordered back into his car, but froze, so Grady shot him.
Prosecutors said they intend to seek the death penalty in this case because of aggravating factors. Authorities say Grady had priors on his record, including under 18 robbery with a weapon, fleeing to allude arrest and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Charges are still pending against Christopher Cromartie, Daniel Henry and Jasmine Dottin in this case.