Woman Sentenced To 38 Years For Attempted Murder Of Waterloo Police Officer (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

May 6, 2013 Updated May 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Julie King was sentenced to 38 years behind bars for her part in the 2011 shooting of Waterloo Police Officer Stephen Brady.

This is the maximum sentence that was allowed under a plea agreement hammered out in March.

A charge of felony murder was dropped in the plea.

December 15th of 2011, Brady was on patrol late at night when he approached King and Ralph Hardiek, who were walking down a Waterloo street.

Brady says Hardiek shot him in the face.

The bullet traveled through his jawbone, requiring painful surgeries to repair the injuries.

Three hours after Brady was shot, other officers fired on the two suspects after they emerged from under a deck.

Police insist Hardiek displayed a gun before they opened fire.

Hardiek died and King was wounded.

Brady, who returned to work late last year, was at Friday’s hearing.

"Trials have their advantages and disadvantages. It's probably to everybody's best interest that a trial doesn't take place. It's hard on everybody for trial. She's being held accountable," Brady said.

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