Sperr's Family Reacts To Sentencing

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2006 at 11:27 PM EDT

"March First was the worst day of my life. Today was probably the second worst day," says Trooper Sperr's mother, Jean Sperr.

That's how all of Trooper Andrew Sperr's family felt as his killers were sentenced.

Many had the chance to talk directly to the two men.

"It made me feel better to let them know how I felt, but I don't even think they care. You know, they're unfeeling, cowardly, all those terms. Cowardly trash," says Jean Sperr.

Trooper Sperr's father, also named Andrew, said he hates both Anthony Horton and Bryan Adams.

A hatred that hasn't diminished since the day his son was gunned down.

Horton and Adams did not take the chance to express any regret.

"I didn't expect him to speak. I was surprised he looked at me but then again, he looked at Jean, Ajs mom," says Trooper Sperr's father Andrew Sperr.

One group standing strong was the New York State troopers.

State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett came to the sentencing to show his support for the family.

"We're there to show people that this is very important to us, it always will be and it always should be," says Bennett.

Family members say they'll always speak of Andrew Sperr as a kind hearted gentle giant.

They're anger at losing him summed up by one of his sisters, who told Adams and Horton she hopes they rot in hell.

You will probably hear more from the Trooper's father in the coming months.

He plans to lobby lawmakers to bring back the death penalty in New York.

Sperr says he'll start his campaign right after the November elections.

The third man admitted he took part in the bank robbery.

42 year old Wayne Adams of Horseheads appeared in Chemung County Court.

He plead guilty to attempted robbery and will serve 15 years in prison.

He is the brother of Bryan Adams.

State Police say Wayne acted as a look out during the robbery of Chemung Canal Trust in Big Flats.

He was not with Horton and his brother when the trooper was murdered.

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