Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he plans to speak at the sentencing of the 21-year-old man who attacked him last summer at State Fair Park.
Anthony J. Peters entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to charges of first-degree reckless injury, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping. He was arrested last August, after Mayor Barrett tried to intervene in a fight between Peters and the grandmother of his child in a parking lot outside of the State Fair.
Peters hit Barrett with a tire iron, shattering the Democratic candidate for Governor’s right hand and breaking some of his teeth.
The Mayor, who is also running for Governor as a Democrat, says he thinks the process has moved along as it should in the case against Anthony J. Peters. Barrett says the appropriate time for him to comment on the case will come at Peters’ sentencing hearing.
Peters will be sentenced July 23rd. Prosecutors are recommending nine years in prison.
AUDIO: Mayor Tom Barrett (:14)