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A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a former girlfriend during an argument at her South Florida home

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MIAMI — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a former girlfriend during an argument at her South Florida home.

The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/C28zsp ) reports that 54-year-old Joel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Authorities say Rodriguez was staying at the Coral Gables home of 49-year-old Ruth Fuentes in January 2011 when he shot her during an argument. Detectives quickly identified Rodriguez as a suspect after her used Fuentes's ATM card to withdraw cash and drove to New Jersey in a rented car.

Rodriguez was later arrested after authorities say he threatened his ex-wife in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.


Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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