Killer found guilty of assaulting NY corrections officer
Guilty of felony second-degree assault, determining the inmate attacked a CO in 2011 when the man attempted to search his cell
AUBURN, N.y. — A man dubbed the "McDonald's Killer" is facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty Thursday of assaulting and injuring a corrections officer.
According to the Cayuga County District Attorney's Office, a jury in Cayuga County Court found Michael Brooks, 39, guilty of felony second-degree assault, determining the former Queens man attacked a corrections officer in 2011 when the man attempted to search Brooks' Auburn Correctional Facility cell, injuring the officer's left rotator cuff.
Brooks represented himself during his jury trial. Although the inmate was found guilty of assault, the jury dismissed a charge accusing Brooks of promoting prison contraband by keeping a weapon in his cell.
At the time of the Feb. 12 assault, Brooks was serving 34 years in prison for shooting and killing a man while robbing a Queens McDonald's in 1998, shooting another man after forcibly stealing money from him and robbing three businesses.