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Hearing for man accused in Milwaukee Mayor attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Monday hearing is set for a man, 20, accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor last summer.

Anthony Peters has entered an insanity plea to four charges, including first-degree reckless injury. His trial is due to start May 3.

Authorities say Peters was arguing with his daughter's grandmother on Aug. 15 when Mayor Tom Barrett intervened. Peters allegedly hit Barrett with a metal object, leaving him with head, mouth and hand injuries.

Peters' attorney Anthony Cotton says the mayor punched his client first, and the blow may have caused Peters to black out. Cotton has said a doctor says Peters has post traumatic stress disorder, and Peters has been prescribed medication for various mental health issues.

Messages left for Cotton Friday were not immediately returned.

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