Cop Shooter Guilty, Jury Recommends 60 Years
Sixty year in prison is the recommendation of a Kenton County jury Tuesday night for the man who shot at three Covington Police officers, striking two of them, and wounding one in the foot.
Pharo Wilson, 27, was convicted on three counts of attempted murder of a police officer just before 8 o'clock Tuesday night.
Three hours later, the jury returned with their recommended sentence.
Officer Mark Richardson was shot in the foot when he and other officers came under fire after responding to a robbery call in City Heights. Wilson allegedly fled the scene and was later arrested in Cincinnati.
Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders led the prosecution in the trial that started a week ago.
Final sentencing is scheduled for March 11.
Scene after officer was shot in City Heights/RCN file
Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News
Photo: Pharo Wilson/Kenton Co. Detention Center