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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The man convicted of beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett plans to apologize Friday to Barrett and his sister, two daughters and niece who were witnesses to the last summer's attack.
Prosecutors say 21-year-old Anthony J. Peters beat Barrett with a metal object when the mayor tried calling 911 while witnessing a domestic dispute between Peters and the grandmother of his daughter. His sentencing is Friday. Peters and Barrett are expected to speak.
Barrett suffered injuries that left him hospitalized for days. He recently had a third surgery on his hand, and doctors say he may never regain its full use.
Peters' attorney, Anthony Cotton, says his client knows the attack was traumatizing.
Peters faces up to more than 26 years in prison and $112,000 in fines.