Man Who Attacked Milwaukee Mayor to Plead Insanity

Barrett has said he's concerned he may not regain full use of a finger on his right hand

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    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett lost teeth and had his hand broken during an attack last month.

    It takes a crazy man to attack a mayor with a pipe.

    That's what defense attorneys for the man accused of attacking the Milwaukee Mayor Mayor Tom Barrett will say when 22-year-old Anthony J. Peters is arraigned today on four charges, including felony first-degree reckless injury, in Milwaukee.

    His lawyer has said Peters has a history of bipolar disorder and possibly schizophrenia. Attorney Anthony Cotton says Peters wasn't on his medications at the time of the Aug. 15 attack.

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    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett speaks publicly for the first time since he was attacked while leaving the Wisconsin State Fair with his family last weekend.

    Prosecutors say Peters was arguing with the grandmother of his 1-year-old daughter when Barrett tried to intervene and call 911.

    The criminal complaint says Peters attacked Barrett with a metal object, leaving the mayor with head, mouth and hand injuries.

    Barrett has said he's concerned he may not regain full use of a finger on his right hand.