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The Death of Jennifer Sebena

Ben Sebena seeks a plea deal

Benjamin Sebena is seeking a plea deal to avoid trial on a charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena. A hearing was to be held Wednesday afternoon.

Psychiatrist: Sebena knew right from wrong

Benjamin Sebena was not suffering from a mental disease or defect at the time his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena, was shot to death, according to the report of a court-appointed psychiatrist who evaluated Sebena. Sebena is accused of the murder.

Sebena's hearing on psychological report in killing of his wife, a Wauwatosa officer, postponed

Next date May 31, with trial scheduled for July The next hearing in the Benjamin Sebena homicide case, which was to have been held Friday, has been postponed to May 31. Sebena, an Iraq war veteran, is accused of killing his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena, in the early hours of Dec.

Sebena changes plea to insanity defense in Wauwatosa killing of wife

Trial scheduled for July, with other appearances next month Iraq war veteran Benjamin Sebena, accused in the shooting death of his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, on Christmas Eve morning, changed his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

After arrest, Wauwatosa police continue work on Sebena case

Overtime hit $53,000 in eight days after officer was found In the eight days following the shooting of Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, the Wauwatosa Police Department spent $53,000 on overtime, in addition to regular paid time, and long hours from management personnel who don't get paid extra for working extra hours.

Attorneys view insanity defense as likely in Sebena case in Wauwatosa

Legal experts say victim's role as police officer role has little legal significance Criminal defense attorneys said Benjamin Sebena's not guilty plea at his arraignment last week was fairly standard procedure at this early stage of the judicial process.

Benjamin Sebena enters not guilty plea

Benjamin Sebena, accused of killing his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she was on duty on Christmas Eve morning, entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment Thursday. Benjamin Sebena was wheeled into the courtroom, his feet and hands bound, his upper arms strapped to the wheelchair.

Benjamin Sebena arraignment

Benjamin Sebena was wheeled into court Jan. 24 for his arraignment hearing. Sebena is accused of shooting his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she was on duty Christmas Eve. He pled not guilty.

Wauwatosa police officer's husband to be arraigned Jan. 24

Benjamin Sebena, accused of shooting his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she was on duty Christmas Eve, waived a preliminary hearing Jan. 3 at the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility in Milwaukee and was bound over for trial Jan. 24. Sebena, in a wheelchair and wearing a Velcro, suicide-prevention coverall, was represented by attorney Michael Steinle.

Wauwatosans, officials observe vigil for Officer Jennifer Sebena

Participants reflect on domestic violence, mental health outside Village church A vigil for Jennifer Sebena Friday drew about 50 people on a bitterly cold evening to remember the slain officer and wrest meaning from her death.

Vigil for Officer Jennifer Sebena

A candlelight vigil was held for Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena outside Saint Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa on Jan. 4.

Benjamin Sebena waives preliminary hearing

Benjamin Sebena, accused of shooting his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she was on duty Christmas Eve, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday morning at the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility in Milwaukee and was bound over for trial on Jan. 24.

Sebena memorial fund established

Group set up fund to help cover funeral costs and cause yet to be determined The Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association, or WPOA, has set up a memorial fund for Officer Jennifer Sebena, who was shot to death in the Village of Wauwatosa on Christmas Eve.

Officer Jennifer Sebena's funeral

Family, friends and fellow officers gathered at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield on Dec. 29 to remember Officer Jennifer Sebena.

Family, friends, officers remember Jennifer Sebena

Jennifer Sebena always went the extra mile to make those around her happy, according to family and friends. They recalled her infectious smile that could put light in the darkest corner of a room. Whether it was through her involvement with high school students via her church, volunteering through charity or becoming a police officer for Wauwatosa, she dedicated herself to others.

Husband charged in Tosa officer's murder

Benjamin Sebena has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Milwaukee County Circuit Court this afternoon. He stands accused of shooting his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena five times on Christmas Eve morning, police chief Barry Weber and Wisconsin Department of Justice Director of Field Operations David Spakowicz during in a news conference.

Slain officer's husband jailed; police seek homicide charge

Benjamin Sebena last night was booked into Milwaukee County Jail on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide relating to the death of Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena, his wife, on Dec. 24, the Wauwatosa Police Department and state Division of Criminal Investigation announced today.

Jennifer Sebena is state's 263rd police officer to die on duty

Law enforcement officers said Wednesday morning they are following multiple leads as they try to put together the facts about what happened to Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena in the moments before her death on Christmas Eve. Sebena, 30, was found dead near Fire Station 1, 1601 Underwood Ave., about 5 a.m.

The death of Officer Jennifer Sebena

Wauwatosa Lt. Gerald Witkowski briefed the media on the death of Officer Jennifer Sebena on Dec. 24.