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Grant accepts plea deal


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BLAKELY, GA (WALB) – A man who was charged with murdering a pregnant Blakely woman pleaded guilty to a much lesser charge today and will not go to prison.

Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, from Miller County, also agreed to a plea deal.

Laquint Macklin was charged with murder, feticide, and Aggravated assault.

He fired several shots in the air during a street fight outside a Blakely nightclub in February 2008. One of the bullets struck and killed 23-year old Korynda Reed.

As testimony was supposed to begin in his trial today, Macklin pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to a year probation.

Former Saints defensive end Charles Grant was charged with involuntary manslaughter, and entered a plea of nolo contendre to affray and was also sentenced to a year probation.

Marshae Stromer got the same sentence after pleading guilty today to involuntary manslaughter and affray.

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