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Man charged with murder of Fort Benning soldier takes deal

Source: Columbus Police Department Source: Columbus Police Department

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Carlos Rodriguez, the man charged with killing a Fort Benning soldier, has accepted a plea agreement.

In Superior Court Thursday, Rodriguez pled guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and the possession of a knife during the commission of a crime in connection with the stabbing death of Eric Salazar back in 2008.

Rodriguez was sentenced to 25 years in prison, 15 to serve in state penitentiary.

Officials in the District Attorney's Office say there were elements of self defense in the case and the victims family feels this is the proper disposition.

Police say Rodriguez stabbed Salazar in the head in an apartment on Armour Road in November of 2008.

Salazar was reportedly in a relationship with Rodriguez's ex girlfriend.

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