A Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge has given a convicted killer a life sentence. A jury found 40-year-old Michael Cooper guilty in a trial last August. Cooper will be eligible for release on probation after 45 years. He was accused of shooting bar owner Michael Patton in his business last year. Two weeks after that shooting, Cooper was accused of shooting a man and a woman in the head. Both survived and the wounded man told police he witnessed Patton’s murder.