Iraq War Vet Charged With Killing His Police Officer Wife
The decorated veteran, 30, is being charged with first degree intentional homicide in the shooting of his wife, Jennifer, outside a suburban Milwaukee firehouse this week.
Benjamin Sebena “laid in wait” for his wife for several hours and when she left the building, he shot her, according to the criminal complaint. He fired twice with a 9 millimeter handgun. Then he grabbed her service revolver, a .40 caliber, and shot her with that three times more.
Jennifer Sebena had told a fellow police officer earlier in December that she had been a victim of domestic violence and that her husband had put a gun to her head, the complaint said.
“He stated he had been jealous of other men with regards to his wife,” investigators wrote in the complaint.
The ex-Marine from Wisconsin served two tours in Iraq, according to a testimonial video that he appeared in for his church in 2010.
On the video, the Purple Heart recipient describes recommitting himself to God after having his leg, arm and chest injured during a 2005 mortar attack in Ramadi, Iraq that took the life of a friend.
“I was a Marine. We’re trained to kill. We’re trained that death is OK. (I) wasn’t trained how to deal with the death, but we’re definitely trained to kill,” he said, speaking from a church pew.