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Port Allen man sentenced to 60 years in 2012 shooting death of fuel delivery driver

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A 23-year-old Port Allen man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 robbery and slaying of a truck driver delivering fuel to a downtown Baton Rouge gas station.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1fjTtIZ ) Phillip Carter was scheduled to stand trial Monday on second-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the robbery-killing of Bobby Nelson, but instead pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery.

State District Judge Don Johnson sentenced Carter to the maximum 40 years on the manslaughter charge and 60 years on the armed robbery charge, and ordered the terms to run concurrently.

Carter's co-defendant, Robert Pierson, has not yet been tried. He is charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery.

Nelson was shot Aug. 7, 2012, and died two days later.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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