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Man sentenced to 12 years for firing at officer

"Frankly, you're a menace," said Superior Court Judge Frank A. Iannotti.

By Melissa Pionzio
The Hartford Courant
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Shortly before he was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for attempting to shoot a Middletown police officer last December, Maurice Brackett insisted he was not shooting at the officer.

"Anybody knows in their right mind, if I pointed a gun at a cop, he could shoot me. I only pleaded guilty because my family wanted me to. I pleaded guilty to something I didn't do,'' Brackett said. "I know in my right mind, I didn't point a gun at that cop."

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