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Plea deal reached in attack on Milwaukee mayor

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 21-year-old man accused of beating Milwaukee's mayor last summer is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to first-degree reckless injury in a plea deal with prosecutors.

The attorney for Anthony Peters says the defendant will plead guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct and a bail jumping charge. Defense lawyer Anthony Cotton expects two other bail jumping charges and one theft charge to be dismissed.

Cotton says the prosecutor was expected to recommend nine years in prison.

Authorities say Peters was arguing with his daughter's grandmother on a sidewalk last August when Mayor Tom Barrett heard cries for help and intervened. A criminal complaint says Barrett punched Peters before Peters hit the mayor with a metal object, causing injuries to his head, mouth and hand.

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