Teen indicted in classmate's death

Garrett Prince (Raleigh Police Department)

February 6, 2012 1:02:50 PM PST
A Raleigh grand jury has indicted a teen in the crash that killed his classmate.

The indictment of 16-year-old Garrett Prince was handed down Monday. He's charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, and driving under the age of 21 after consuming alcohol.

Medical examiner's records released last week showed Prince had a blood-alcohol level of .29 after a crash that killed 17-year-old Elizabeth Molloy. North Carolina law considers a driver legally drunk at .08.

According to a crash report, Prince was going at least 75 miles per hour in a 30 mph residential zone when he lost control in the 6700-block of Rainwater Road in Raleigh Jan. 7 and crashed into a tree.

Prince was hurt, but survived the wreck. The medical examiner's report also said Molloy was legally drunk at the time of her death.

State ALE officers have charged others with allegedly providing alcohol to the teens.

According to arrest warrants obtained by ABC11, 21-year-old Anthony Du Juan Geter helped four minors buy two 1.75-liter containers of Bacardi Dragon Berry from the Sandy Forks ABC store Jan. 7. Two of those minors were Prince and Molloy.

Geter was charged with four counts of aid and abet after purchasing spirituous liquor.

Seventeen-year-old Samantha M. McKinney was charged with one count of underage purchase of spirituous liquor for allegedly helping to buy the alcohol.

Hannah R. Smith, 18, of Hawksmoor Drive, Raleigh, was charged with two counts of aid and abet after she allegedly hosted an underage party Prince and Malloy attended. Her parents are not facing any charges.

Authorities said that a 15-year-old girl also helped buy the alcohol and could face disciplinary action in juvenile court.

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