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Husband accused of killing Wawatosa police officer wife to plead insanity

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WAUWATOSA, WI (WTAQ0 - An Iraq War veteran now claims he was insane when he allegedly shot his wife to death while she was working as a Wauwatosa police officer last Christmas Eve.

30-year-old Ben Sebena changed his plea Friday from innocent to innocent-by-insanity.

He’s accused of shooting 30-year-old Jennifer Sebena, as she walked out of a break room at Wauwatosa’s downtown fire station around 4:30 in the morning last December 24th.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David Borowski ordered a mental exam, and he’ll decide in late April whether the insanity plea will stand.

Sebena faces life in prison on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide.

If he’s found guilty and insane, he could go to a mental health facility instead of prison.

Police quoted Sebena as saying he was jealous of his wife being around other men – but investigators never disclosed a motive for the killing.

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