Dawnta Harris, the teen convicted in the murder of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Harris was also sentenced for burglary to 20 years and for theft to 5 years.
He didn’t speak at the sentence, but his lawyer, Warren Brown, read a letter from him saying, “I just wish I could go back and not do what I did.”
Harris, 17, was found guilty of killing Caprio in May, a year after she had died while responding to a burglary call in a Perry Hall neighborhood.
Investigators said three teenagers were burglarizing a home while Harris was waiting in a getaway car outside—a stolen Jeep Wrangler that would turn into a deadly weapon.
A body cam video showed the deadly encounter during the trial: Caprio instructed Harris to get out of the vehicle and pulled her gun out—that’s when he hit the gas.
Officer Caprio fired a shot at the Jeep before Harris ran over her.
In June, the other three teenagers pleaded guilty to allegations of felony murder.
Harris’s lawyers have already said that after the sentencing they will lodge an appeal, but the judge has rejected a motion for a fresh trial.
Amy Caprio’s husband and mother spoke at the hearing.
“Amy was unnecessarily and remorselessly killed,” said Tim Caprio, her husband.