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Husband charged in Wis. officer's death in court

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

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.

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