Life term for US soldier shooter

BBC News

A man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting facility in Arkansas has pleaded guilty and received a life sentence.

Abdulhakim Muhammad pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the 2009 shooting.

He struck a plea deal with prosecutors on Monday to avoid the death penalty.

The 23-year-old shot and killed Army Private Williams Andrew Long and injured Pte Quiton Ezeagwula, who had recently completed basic training.

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