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Prosecutors plan to drop other charges against Abdulhakim Muhammad

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Prosecutors are planning to dismiss a handful of charges against a man who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after he shot two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock.

Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley said Tuesday he won't go forward with other charges pending against Abdulhakim Muhammad.

Muhammad pleaded guilty to capital murder, attempted capital murder and gun-related charges last week. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole.

Muhammad has confessed to the 2009 shooting, saying he killed one soldier and wounded another because of U.S. military action in the Middle East.

Prosecutors also charged him with battery, terroristic threatening and aggravated assault for several incidents, including allegedly stabbing a sheriff's deputy and threatening to kill another.

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