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Limestone County judge renders 40-year sentence in 2015 stabbing

((Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office))
Published: Nov. 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM CST
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A man convicted in a 2015 stabbing in Limestone County has learned his fate in prison.

A Limestone County jury found Benjamin Cordell Waddle guilty of murder this past August and his sentencing hearing was held on Wednesday at the Limestone County courthouse.

Circuit Judge Robert Baker sentenced Waddle to 40 years in prison.

[READ MORE: Limestone County jury finds Madison man guilty of murder in 2015 stabbing]

Waddle stabbed 35-year-old Michael Peoples to death in 2015 in Tanner.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said the homeowner was the main witness. He told investigators that they were all friends and that Waddle and Peoples got into an argument and went outside to fight. The witness said as Waddle and Peoples walked out the door, Waddle stabbed Peoples in the back several times with a long sheath knife.

The three men had gathered to rehearse for a performance of their rap group.

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