Woman charged in fatal shooting of UNCG student pleads guilty

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A woman who was arrested in the fatal shooting of a UNC-Greensboro student has pleaded guilty.

Kyle Harris was 19 years old when he was shot to death in November 2010 while working at the Cumberland Pawn Shop in Fayetteville.  Police said Alexis Mattocks, 22 and her boyfriend, Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr., 31, killed Harris while robbing the business, then made off in the victim’s Saturn Ion.

Harris, who was attending UNCG at the time, was a 2009 graduate of Cape Fear High School.

Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr. (left) and Alexis Mattocks (right)

Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr. (left) and Alexis Mattocks (right)

In 2010, a police spokesman told WTVD the suspects went to the store to pawn some items, but “they weren’t very happy with the price.”  He said the suspects left, then returned to the pawn shop to rob it.  Harris was shot while he was turned away from the suspects, the spokesman said.

Police also said the suspects had their 9-month-old child with them at the time of the shooting.

The suspects were arrested the following Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., where they had taken Harris’ car.

The next day, police said Hobbs confessed to killing Harris in addition to confessing to another shooting that occurred in Georgia.

They were both charged with first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

WRAL reports Mattocks plead guilty to all charges.  She was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Hobbs is expected to stand trial in the killing in 2014.  If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.

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