Man accused of killing Ida evacuee found dead in prison, officials say
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV/WVUE) - The man accused of killing a Hurricane Ida evacuee was found dead in prison early Thursday morning, officials say.
Malek Moore was found unresponsive in his cell around 4:34 a.m. on Dec. 30, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Life-saving measures were attempted by the prison’s first responders and paramedics. Moore was pronounced dead at 4:56 a.m.
Moore was in jail at the Tabor Correctional Institution in connection to the murders of Gabryelle Allnut and a man in Greensboro.
Allnut traveled to Charlotte from New Orleans to escape Hurricane Ida and was found dead in an art studio on Sept. 5. She was a ceramicist and youth instructor with the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
Moore was also accused of killing Christian Mbimba in Greensboro on Sept. 3.
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