Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wauwatosa Officer Sebena's Husband Facing Charges For Christmas Eve Homicide

Jennifer Lynn Sebena and Benjamin Sebena

Husband of murdered Wauwatosa Police Officer Sebena is facing homicide charges for her death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 27, 2012

Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - On Thursday, Police Chief Barry Weber of the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) confirmed that Benjamin Sebena, the husband of slain Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena, 30, remains in custody and was booked on Wednesday for first-degree intentional homicide at the Milwaukee County Jail for allegedly killing his wife on Christmas Eve. Benjamin is now facing a homicide charge for Sebena's murder, according to Chief Weber. 
Sebena's husband hasn't been formerly charged, but charges will be file on early Thursday afternoon when he is expected to appear in a Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Benjamin had been detained since Christmas Day. 
On Wednesday, police also executed a search warrant at the Sebena's residence in Menomonee Falls to look for evidence linking Benjamin to his wife's murder.
Officer Sebena went missing between 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for two hours on early Christmas Eve while on routine patrol in the downtown area of the Village of Wauwatosa. A police officer discovered Sebena's body just after 5:00 a.m. with multiple gunshots wounds near the Wauwatosa Firehouse One on Underwood Ave. The homicide investigation immediately focused on her husband who became the prime suspect. Investigators were reviewing video surveillance footage near the crime scene where Officer Sebena's body was discovered. 
Officer Sebena is the first to be killed in the line of duty in the 96 year history of the WPD.
Benjamin Sebena, is a Purple Heart War Veteran who suffered an injurying while serving in the Military (Marines). He met Officer Sebena on the Internet (MySpace) and were later married.
She had served in the WPD for several years and had no children. Her funeral services will be held on Saturday in Brookfield.

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