Inmate Was Suspect in Two Murders

Malek Moore (DPS photo)
Malek Moore (DPS photo)

Malek Moore, who was found dead in his prison cell at Tabor Correctional Wednesday, was facing charges in two separate murders.

Moore allegedly killed Christian Mbimba in Greensboro Sept. 3. Two days later, Gabryelle Allnutt was found killed in her Charlotte art studio, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police. Allnutt fled New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida.

The N.C. Dept. of Public Safety confirmed Moore was recently in court to face charges in the Greensboro killing of Mbimba.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that Moore, 29, was released from prison in Aug. 8, then arrested for a parole violation Oct. 12.  He was charged with both murders in September. He was scheduled to be released in June 2022 after serving a sentence as a habitual felon. That charge came from Guilford County.

Guards found Moore unresponsive in his cell around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Paramedics worked on his for about 20 minutes.
The death is under investigation by the Tabor City Police and Department of Public Safety.

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