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Wis. man to enter plea in cop wife's slaying

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The Iraq veteran accused of killing his wife, a Milwaukee-area police officer, on Christmas Eve has reached a plea deal.
   
Thirty-year-old Benjamin Sebena was scheduled to face trial next month on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. But his defense attorney sought a plea hearing Tuesday, and a judge scheduled one for Wednesday afternoon.
   
Sebena had originally pleaded insanity. But two doctors who agreed that he has mental-health issues said those issues don't rise to the level of supporting an insanity plea.
   
The criminal complaint says Sebena acknowledged ambushing his wife in Wauwatosa while she conducted a pre-dawn patrol alone.
   
Sebena's defense attorney wanted those statements tossed because Sebena hadn't been read his Miranda rights first, but the judge said Sebena didn't become a suspect until later in the investigation.

 

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