Burton Sentenced to 80 Years in Police Shooting
MILWAUKEE - Julius Burton was sentenced to 80 years in prison Thursday for shooting two Milwaukee Police officers last summer.
Burton, 19, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of first degree attempted homicide.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Patricia McMahon sentenced him Thursday to 40 years in prison and an additional 10 years of extended supervision on each count.
Burton pulled out a handgun and shot officers Graham Kunisch and Bryan Norberg after they stopped him in the 800 block of S. 2nd St. last June.
At Thursday's sentencing hearing, investigators played surveillance video of the shooting scene. It shows the officers attempting to restrain Burton and it shows the close-range gunshots.
Officers Norberg and Kunisch spoke in court Thursday.
Officer Graham Kunisch said, "The path that the bullet took under my jaw to the top of my skull was also resulted in constant pain in my cheek and jaw. It has created nerve damage that causes pain in my gums and teeth and the left side of my face. I suffer from constant migraine headaches from the trauma that my skull and brain endured."
Kunisch also said his family has been traumatized by the shooting and that the emotional angst caused his sister-in-law to have a miscarriage.
Officer Bryan Norberg said he will have another surgery in six days. "The bullets led a path of destruction through my face and shoulder that I still find painful to this day," he said. Click Here to read Officer Norberg's written statement.
According to a letter released by Milwaukee Police, Norberg wrote to his colleagues, "Like all of you, I am a professional officer. I will honor my code of conduct and pledge my loyalty to the department. I will be back. I cannot imagine doing anything else."