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Accused Milwaukee Mayor Attacker Gets Plea Deal

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Anthony Peters is accused of attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett outside State Fair Park in the summer of 2009.
Anthony Peters is accused of attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett outside State Fair Park in the summer of 2009.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - A 21-year-old man accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor last summer is getting a plea deal. Anthony Peters is expected to plead guilty to first-degree reckless injury as part of the deal.

Peters' attorney, Tony Cotton, announced the deal with prosecutors who are expected to recommend 9 years in prison.  Authorities say Peters was arguing with his daughter's grandmother last summer outside State Fair Park, when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett intervened. Peters allegedly hit Barrett with a metal object, leaving him with head, mouth and hand injuries. Prosecutor Mark Sanders wouldn't comment Monday.

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