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Husband charged in killing of Wauwatosa police officer

Published On: Dec 27 2012 08:20:05 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 28 2012 06:23:37 AM CST
Jennifer and Benjamin Sebena (from YouTube)

Jennifer and Benjamin Sebena (from YouTube)

MILWAUKEE -

A Wisconsin husband accused of shooting and killing his police officer wife on Christmas Eve has been ordered held on $1 million cash bond.

Ben Gabriel Sebena, of Menomonee Falls, made his initial appearance Thursday. A Milwaukee County court commissioner imposed bail and set a preliminary hearing for next week.

A criminal complaint said 30-year-old Jennifer Sebena was found lying on the pavement outside the fire department. Officers found her body early Monday after she failed to respond to radio calls during her solo patrol. She'd been shot five times in the head.

The complaint said Jennifer Sebena told a colleague about three weeks earlier that her husband had put a gun to her head.

The complaint also quotes Ben Sebena as telling investigators he'd been jealous of other men with regard to his wife.

A message left with Ben Sebena's defense attorney was not immediately returned.

Ben Sebena is a 30-year-old decorated U.S. Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He was honorably discharged after he suffered severe arm and knee injuries in a 2005 mortar attack.

Jennifer Sebena was a police officer for two years in Wauwatosa, a city of 46,000 people just west of Milwaukee.

Funeral services for Jennifer Sebena will be held Saturday at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. to noon, with the service immediately following. Sebena will then be buried at Wisconsin Memorial park in Brookfield.

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