Tampa Police Shooting: Feds offer Cortnee Brantley plea deal

September 8th, 2010 by Staff

Tampa, Florida – Documents were filed today in United States District Court showing that the United States Attorney’s Office has offered a plea agreement to Cortnee Brantley.

Brantley is the girlfriend of accused cop-killer Dontae Morris.

The documents do not specify what kind of plea agreement the Government is offering.

Brantley is currently facing federal charges of failing to report that Morris was in possession of ammunition the night that he allegedly gunned down Tampa Police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab.

Brantley recently pleaded not guilty to these charges.

She has waived her right to a speedy trial and is currently considering her plea options with her attorney, Grady Irvin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the likelihood of a plea is not known at this time.

Brantley’s trial is set for October 13 and is scheduled to last one to two days. The 20-year-old is currently on house arrest and is only allowed to to go church, school and work.

Her attorney says Brantley wants to put her life back together and did well in her summer classes.

“She made a B,” Grady Irvin said. “She’s doing well.”


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