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Details of soldier killer's claims released

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Abdulhakim Muhammad Abdulhakim Muhammad
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

Arkansas prosecutors have released details of a confessed soldier killer's claims of killing a man in Nashville in 2006.

Abdulhakim Muhammad is serving life in prison in Arkansas after pleading guilty to capital murder in the June 2009 shooting that killed Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounded another soldier at a Little Rock recruiting station.

The documents say Muhammad claims to have killed Leroy McDougal in Nashville in Sept. 2006 because McDougal had robbed Muslims. The claim was first made in an April letter to the judge presiding over his case in Little Rock.

But Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Johnson told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the confession doesn't match with how the Nashville shooting occurred.

Nashville police spokesman Kristin Mumford says detectives have interviewed Muhammad. She declined further comment.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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