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Iraqi war veteran charged in killing of police officer wife

Dec. 27, 2012: Ben Sebena is brought into intake court in Milwaukee. He is charged with killing his wife, Jennifer Sebena, left.

Dec. 27, 2012: Ben Sebena is brought into intake court in Milwaukee. He is charged with killing his wife, Jennifer Sebena, left.  (AP)

Investigators say an Iraq War veteran accused of killing his wife while she worked as a Milwaukee-area police officer has told them he shot her in the head repeatedly so she wouldn't suffer before she died.

Thirty-year-old Benjamin G. Sebena was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide in the Christmas Eve death of his wife, Jennifer Sebena. She was also 30.

Prosecutors say Jennifer Sebena told a colleague earlier this month her husband had acted violently toward her and put a gun to her head.

After the killing, police searched the Sebenas' home. They found a gun that fires bullets with casings that match those found at the scene, and they also found Jennifer Sebena's service weapon.

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

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