(Update) Husband arrested in death of Wauwatosa policewoman, bond set at one millionWisconsin News
-- Benjamin Sebena has been arrested for the Christmas Eve murder of his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena.
WAUWATOSA - Benjamin Sebena has been arrested for the Christmas Eve murder of his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena.
Benjamin was booked into the Milwaukee County Jail last night on a possible charge of first-degree intentional homicide. The district attorney’s office will now review the evidence before deciding what charges, if any, to file. Jennifer Sebena, who was 30, was shot multiple times while on duty early Monday.
Her body was found near Wauwatosa’s downtown fire station, two hours after she failed to respond to a radio call. Her funeral will be taken place on Saturday at the Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. She had been a Wauwatosa police officer for almost two years.
A one-million-dollar cash bond was set this afternoon for Sebena. The 30-year-old Benjamin, of Menomonee Falls, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. He’s due back in court a week from today, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial. Prosecutors quoted Benjamin Sebena as saying that he was stalking his wife for days. And he waited for hours during her work shift early Christmas Eve morning, before she emerged from a break at the downtown Wauwatosa fire station. He’s quoted in the complaint as saying that he shot Jennifer in the back of the head with his own handgun, and then shot her several times in the face with her police revolver. Benjamin Sebena was a Marine who was part of the original invasion force at the start of the Iraq War in 2003. He returned the next year when he was wounded.