On Monday, December 10, 2012, Joe Staton was sentenced to life in prison, plus 40 years.
Joe Staton brutally beat Suffolk police officer James Winslow during a traffic stop back in May.
Staton was pulled over for driving a stolen SUV. He ran off – and Officer Winslow chased him into the woods where the attack happened.
Staton avoided attempted capital murder charges as part of a plea deal.