A man who was convicted of attempted murder after shooting at a Utica police officer seven times was sentenced on Monday. 31 year old Earl Roberts was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
In court, Robert said he suffers from PTSD. He's been shot multiple times, and said losing his mother, little brother, and a daughter also contributed to his state of mind.
Roberts was also convicted of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, criminal use of a firearm, and criminal possession of a weapon. Each of those charges added 15 years to his sentence to be served concurrently with the 40 years.