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Milwaukee man accepts plea deal in fatal stabbing

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man escaped a life prison sentence Tuesday, by reaching a plea deal that convicted him of a lesser homicide charge. 

21-year-old Homer Washington pleaded guilty to stabbing 57-year-old Clarence Charles to death during an argument at the victim's apartment in suburban Shorewood on July 16th.

It was Shorewood's first murder in over 20 years. 

Washington was originally charged with first-degree intentional homicide, but he was able to bargain the charge down to first-degree reckless homicide. 

He faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced on January 21st.