Man Gets 83 Years In Attempted Murder of Christiansburg Police Officers

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 83 years in prison for pulling a gun on two Christiansburg police officers and fighting them over the weapon.

The Roanoke Times reports Burdis Gene Barker Jr. was also ordered Monday to pay $290,000 in fines. He was found guilty last month of charges including attempted capital murder of law enforcement officers.

The officers testified that they were called in 2016 to a possible credit card theft by Barker, who appeared jumpy when questioned. They say he then pulled out the gun, which Barker said was planted by police.

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