Husband charged in officer’s death in court

Iraq War veteran charged with killing his wife as she worked

The attorney for an Iraq War veteran charged with killing his wife as she worked as a Milwaukee-area police officer is trying to get his statements to police thrown out.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Ben Sebena acknowledged ambushing his Jennifer Sebena while she conducted a pre-dawn patrol alone in Wauwatosa on Christmas Eve.

His attorney has asked that those statements be thrown out and a judge will decide the issue during a hearing on Friday.

Benjamin Sebena has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to the charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Attorneys are also expected to discuss a report by a forensic psychiatrist, who was expected to determine if there was a basis to maintain the plea.

His trial is set to start July 8.