Dozens of Syracuse Police Officers filled a Utica courtroom today where a judge reduced the sentence of a convicted cop killer.

Robert lawrence stood before a federal judge in Utica today where he learned that his life sentence had been reduced to 31 years and he could be eligible for parole in just six years.

Lawrence was convicted in the murder of Syracuse Police Officer Wallie Howard Junior while he was working undercover back in 1990. Lawrence was just 16 years old at the time.

The judge was forced to reduce his sentence after the Supreme Court  recently ruled that life sentences for junveniles were unconstitutional. Lawrence wrote a letter to the court apologizing for Howard's death.