MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – The attorney
for an Iraq War veteran is trying to get his statements to police thrown out
after he was charged with killing his wife.
Prosecutors say 30-year-old Ben Sebena acknowledged ambushing his wife, Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she conducted a pre-dawn patrol alone in Wauwatosa on Christmas Eve.
Ben Sebena's attorney has asked that those statements be thrown out and a judge will decide the issue during a hearing on Friday.
Ben Sebena pleaded not
guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to the charge of first-degree
intentional homicide. On Friday,
attorneys are expected to talk about a report done by a forensic psychiatrist,
who was supposed to determine if there was a basis to maintain the plea.
The trial is expected to start on July 8.