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      Brian Brown sentenced for trying to kill a deputy

      Updated Thursday, March 24th:

      A Utica man will spend decades in prison for trying to kill an Oneida County Sheriff's deputy.

      Brian Brown was sentenced today to 75 years to life in prison. He was convicted last month on 12 charges, including attempted aggravated murder. Police say he shot Deputy Michael Burger in the ankle while trying to escape after a bank robbery.

      Posted Monday, February 7th:

      The man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy could spend the rest of his life in prison.

      An Oneida County Court jury found Brian Brown guilty on all 12 charges Monday afternoon. The most serious charge is attempted aggravated murder for shooting a sheriff's deputy in the ankle. Prosecutors say Brown shot Deputy Michael Burger while trying to get away after robbing the NBT Bank in Rome on July 29th.

      Brown is also charged with six counts of robbery, including another bank robbery in Utica, aggravated assault upon a police officer, and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

      The charges could total a sentence of more than 75 years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 24th.