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Accused attacker of Milw. mayor wants to be moved



MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 20-year-old man accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor wants to be moved out of solitary confinement in the county jail.


Anthony Peters has entered an insanity plea to four charges, including first-degree reckless injury. The criminal complaint says Peters was arguing with the grandmother of his daughter when Mayor Tom Barrett intervened in August. Peters allegedly hit Barrett with a metal object, leaving him with head, mouth and hand injuries.

Peters' attorney Anthony Cotton has filed a request to have him moved to the general population. Cotton says Peters has been in segregation since he was arrested.

The county sheriff's department runs the jail. A message left for a spokeswoman wasn't immediately returned Wednesday.

No hearing has been set in that request.

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