- Associated Press - Monday, January 8, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man who killed one Baltimore police officer and tried to kill another 12 officers in 1976 has struck a plea deal that could see him released from prison in about 15 years.

John Earl Williams has already served more than four decades in prison. He was given a life sentence, but that was thrown out last year.

On Monday, he pleaded guilty to murder and 11 counts of assault and received a new sentence that amounts to 85 years. The Baltimore Sun reports that his attorney estimates he will serve about 60 years before being released for good behavior.

Williams unleashed a barrage of gunfire from the top floors of a rowhouse. The rampage ended with Officer Jimmy Halcomb dead and two others disabled.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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