Police: Suspect admitted stabbing Walmart employee

Darius Green

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Darius Green told investigators he stabbed a 20-year-old Walmart employee several times during an argument outside of the crowded store Wednesday, according to an affidavit released Thursday.

David "D.J." Moultrie died after he stumbled into the store and collapsed near the Food Center entrance, Mount Pleasant police said. Information from the scene led investigators to the 18-year-old suspect, who told them he willingly engaged in the fight, the affidavit said. He is charged with murder.

Green stood sullen and quiet during a bond hearing Thursday, answering Charleston County Magistrate Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley's questions with "yes ma'ams" and "no ma'ams." He attempted to ask the judge a question but was cut off by his court-appointed attorney.

Green has no prior arrest history in South Carolina, according to a State Law Enforcement Division check.

Ganaway-Pasley said because of the severity of the charge, a circuit judge will have to set bail at a later date.

No one else spoke during the hearing and the Moultrie family declined to speak after the hearing.

Green's cousin, Kenneth Cooke, said afterward that he saw his cousin earlier in the day Wednesday, and that he seemed fine. His arrest was shocking, he said.

"It's like I lost somebody close," Cooke said. "Everybody losing right now."

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