Federal judge: Cortnee Brantley guilty - FOX 13 News

Federal judge: Cortnee Brantley guilty

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A judge Wednesday upheld a jury's guilty verdict for Cortnee Brantley, and she's also been denied her request for a new trial.

Brantley was found guilty of concealing from authorities that her felon boyfriend was armed with a gun. Her boyfriend, Dontae Morris, fatally shot Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab with that gun.

Brantley will face sentencing April 29. She could face up to three years in prison.

She was driving the car Morris was in the night of the shooting. After the shooting, she fled the scene in the car.

A jury had previously disagreed on a verdict, so the case was retried in January. She was then found guilty on the charge.

Chief Jane Castor released a statement thanking the judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

"The members of the Tampa Police Department are pleased to hear that Judge Moody has upheld the findings of the jury in the case against Courtnee Brantley," it said.  "We felt all along that her actions in the deaths of Dave Curtis and Jeff Kocab were wrong and that she should be held accountable. We are pleased to see the justice system saw it the same."

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