|Updated: 1/25 10:59 pm
||Published: 1/25 10:06 am
Jurors have reached a guilty verdict in the trial of the man responsible for the Tulsa County Courthouse Plaza shooting in 2012.
FOX23 has been following the trial of Andrew Dennehy since the beginning, and we were there as the verdict was announced just before midnight on Friday.
After deliberating for more than seven hours, the 12 jurors came to a unanimous decision in the Courthouse Plaza Shooting Trial.
The jury rejected Andrew Dennehy's insanity defense, finding him guilty of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm after former adjudication as a delinquent.
They also said he was guilty of reckless conduct with firearm, attempted escape and assault and battery on an officer.
For those charges, the jury recommended a combined 23 years, 10 days in prison with a $3,500 fine.
The jury did find Dennehy not guilty on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.
In March 2012, Dennehy went to the Courthouse Plaza and shot a deputy.
A bystander was also injured in the exchange of gunfire.
FOX23 spoke with Maj. Shannon Clark with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office about how deputies feel about the verdict.
“When you try and put a value to what actually took place, a deputy's life was salvaged that day," Clark said. "That he wasn't fatally wounded by a gunshot, and yet somebody only pays the price of 20 years. That's the verdict of the jury, and that's what we have to respect, but it seems like the guy got off pretty easy.”
Dennehy will receive his formal sentence on March 3.
“If Deputy (David) Fortenberry's hands hadn't been where they were, he very likely would have died," District 27 Assistant District Attorney Anthony Evans said. "357 rounds to the neck would very likely have killed him so I would like to have seen more.”
FOX23 tried to reach out to Dennehy's mom and his attorney, but they didn't want to comment after the verdict was reached.
FOX23 News also asked Clark about the reaction of Deputy David Fortenberry; the deputy who suffered a gunshot wound the day of the crime. Clark said Fortenberry was not satisfied.