FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — A Fort Carson soldier has been sentenced for killing another soldier while they were deployed in Jordan.

Spc. Jeffery T. Page was convicted of murder in the May 2014 shooting death of 19-year-old Spc. Adrian M. Perkins. He was sentenced to 26 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Spc. Adrian M. Perkins (credit: Facebook)

Spc. Adrian M. Perkins (credit: Facebook)

Page’s attorneys argued the shooting was an accident and that Page tried to save Perkins’ life after the shooting.

Charging documents say Perkins was shot with an M4 rifle. Few other details have been released.

Page is from Perrysburg, Ohio. Perkins was from Pine Valley, California. Both were assigned to Fort Carson.

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