Barbara Sheehan, 52, surrendered Friday to serve a five year sentence after her gun possession conviction was upheld earlier this month.
Barbara Sheehan’s battered wife defense had saved her from a conviction for killing her abusive police sergeant husband, but she’ll have to surrender and begin serving her five year sentence.
38-year-old Lisa McQuade is accused of killing the boyfriend she claims was an abuser.
The Howard Beach woman was acquitted of murder after she shot her husband 11 times with his two guns, a revolver and a Glock, in February 2008.
After 12 days in Rikers Island, Barbara Sheehan is now free on bail.
Attorney Michael Dowd said he is still unsure if Sheehan can use the $1 million bail she already put up for her murder charge or if she must come up with another million.
Sheehan’s attorney, Michael Dowd, said he is unsure if his client can use the $1 million bail she already put up for the murder charge or if she must come up with another million.
An Appellate Court judge reserved a decision on letting Sheehan out on bail until her formal sentencing — scheduled for Nov. 10.
Sheehan spoke with CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman in an exclusive interview outside her Howard Beach home on Friday.
Barbara Sheehan has been found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of her husband, a retired police sergeant, in their Howard Beach home in 2008.
The jury is trying to decide whether Barbara Sheehan was a battered wife who killed her retired police officer husband in self-defense, or was an executioner as the prosecution alleged.
A jury is deliberating whether Barbara Sheehan, 50, was acting in self-defense when she shot her husband, retired New York Police Department Sgt. Raymond Sheehan, 11 times in their Howard Beach home on Feb. 18, 2008.
Summations have ended in the trial of the woman accused of shooting her husband to death with his police-issued gun.
A detective’s testimony at the trial of a Queens woman accused of murdering her ex-cop husband brought out some new evidence on Wednesday.
Barbara Sheehan says it was self-defense, the culmination of a lifetime of abuse, and her children have given emotional testimony of their father’s sustained violence. Such a legal approach is known as the battered woman’s defense, and it has mixed results.