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Family of slain Seattle police officer reacts to his killer’s sentencing

Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE — Convicted killer Christopher Monfort was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for gunning down Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton in 2009.

Brenton’s family spoke exclusively to Q13 Fox News afterward.

Family members said they were relieved when Monfort was convicted last month and were ready to accept whatever sentence the jury gave Monfort — either death or life in prison. They just wanted the legal process to be over.

“This has been in our lives for as long as Tim has been gone, and we haven’t been able to really focus on our grief and the loss of Tim,” said Matt Brenton, Tim’s brother. “It’s just been waiting for this to happen.”

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Matt Brenton testified during the penalty phase of the trial, but he said he wasn’t trying to sway jurors to give Monfort the death penalty.

“I just went…

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