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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:31 PM

Husband charged in murder of Wauwatosa Police officer

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Source: WTMJ

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office filed one count of First Degree Intentional Homicide against Benjamin Sebena in the murder of his wife, Wauwatosa Police officer Jennifer Sebena, early Christmas Eve morning.

Sebena, 30, appeared in court Thursday and bail was set at $1 million.

According to a criminal complaint, Sebena admitted to "stalking his wife for several days" because "he had been jealous of other men with regards to his wife."

On December 24th, he "laid in wait for her in the area of . He waited for several hours."

"On seeing her squad car, he came up and began to shoot her after she emerged from her break in the fire department. He said she moved like she was reaching for her firearm. He then took her gun from her holster."

"He then shot her in the face with her service weapon three or four times. Benjamin Sebena stated that he wanted to make sure she was dead to she wouldn't suffer."

Read more: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/184951501.html



He is a former Marine who served in Iraq and suffers from PTSD. The Azana Spa and Sikh temple shooters here in Wisconsin were also vets.


We need to take better care of our vets.

He's a member of a HUGE mega-church and this video is his 'testimony' on how to make a relationship work... FFS. It's chilling to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o2jnZ6VoKhM

So very sad.


Video pulled from youtube, but local news outlets have posted: http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/video/?bcpid=13960334001&bctid=2054803896001

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Reply Husband charged in murder of Wauwatosa Police officer (Original post)
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 OP
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #1
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #6
dbackjon Dec 2012 #2
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #3
dembotoz Dec 2012 #4
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #5
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #7
glinda Dec 2012 #8

Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Weapons retention is a huge issue...

Do they still publish the number of officers killed with their own service weapons in the FBI UCR?

This is a scenario where a biometric enabled gun would have saved her life. The sooner that technology actually works off the shelf, the better. Could save anywhere from 20-40 officers a year.

Edit: The article is a bit confusing. Did he ONLY shoot her with her own weapon, or did he shoot her with his pistol, take hers, and then shoot her some more with that gun? I can't really parse the sequence of events there.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

6. I just read the criminal complaint. Looks like both. His first, then hers.

http://media.jsonline.com/documents/Criminal_Complaint_Sebena_Benjamin_122712.pdf

"On seeing her squad car, he came up and began to shoot her after she emerged from her break in the fire department. He said she moved like she was reaching for her firearm. He then took her gun from her holster. He then shot her in the face with her service weapon three or four times."

I am not sure about the FBI numbers, I hope so. I'd never heard of the biometric guns for cops, seems like a wise idea.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

2. And his friends from Church are defending him as a "Good Christian"

So no way he could have done anything like that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. very sad.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:20 PM

4. they pulled access to the church video

perhaps his ministry will now be in prison

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:22 PM

5. I am shocked they didn't pull it the moment he was in custody.

I saved a copy locally.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:15 PM

7. The video youtube link has been set to private.

I am glad but sickened to have watched the video this morning.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:50 PM

8. so sad

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