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Deal reached in case of Milwaukee mayor attacker

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

Anthony Peters' attorney, Tony Cotton, says Monday the deal with prosecutors also requires Peters to plead guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct and bail jumping charge.

Cotton says he expects two other bail jumping charges and one theft charge to be dismissed at a hearing Tuesday. The prosecutor is expected to recommend 9 years in prison.

Prosecutor Mark Sanders wouldn't comment Monday.

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.

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