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Recruiter shooter now behind bars in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A man who pleaded guilty to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock is in prison after he accepted a plea deal this week.

Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson said Tuesday that Abdulhakim Muhammad will spend 23 hours a day locked up in a cell in southeastern Arkansas. He'll have one hour for exercise.

Muhammad pleaded guilty Monday to capital murder for the death of Pvt. William Andrew Long, attempted capital murder for wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula and a slew of gun-related charges.

A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole, plus 11 additional life sentences and 180 extra years in prison.

Muhammad confessed and told The Associated Press the shootings were justified because of U.S. military action in the Middle East.

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