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Investigators: Husband Admits to Shooting Officer

By: AP
By: AP
Jennifer Sebena, the Wauwatosa police officer found slain on Christmas Eve

Jennifer Sebena, the Wauwatosa police officer found slain on Christmas Eve

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Investigators say an Iraq War veteran accused of killing his wife while she worked as a Milwaukee-area police officer has told them he shot her in the head repeatedly so she wouldn't suffer before she died.

Thirty-year-old Benjamin G. Sebena was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide in the Christmas Eve death of his wife, Jennifer Sebena. She was also 30.

Prosecutors say Jennifer Sebena told a colleague earlier this month her husband had acted violently toward her and put a gun to her head.

After the killing, police searched the Sebenas' home. They found a gun that fires bullets with casings that match those found at the scene, and they also found Jennifer Sebena's service weapon.

A message left with Ben Sebena's defense attorney was not immediately returned.

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