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Man gets 60 years for gas station slaying

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BATON ROUGE- A killer pleaded guilty to his crime, and will spend the next sixty years in prison.

Phillip Carter, 23, was set to stand trial in the murder of Bobby Nelson, 43, in 2012. Nelson, a fuel truck driver, was killed at a gas station in downtown.

Police said Carter and another man approached Nelson as he was unloading fuel into the underground tanks. He was robbed of his wallet and shot twice.

Carter will serve 40 years for manslaughter and 60 years for armed robbery. The sentence runs concurrently.
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