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Barbara Sheehan

Barbara Sheehan walking into Queens Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Battered Woman’s Defense Brings Mixed Results

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.

09/24/2011

Barbara Sheehan walking into Queens Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Daughter Testifies In Barbara Sheehan Murder Trial

The trial of a Queens woman accused of murdering her ex-cop husband continued Friday.

09/23/2011

Barbara Sheehan on courthouse steps in Kew Gardens after opening arguments in her murder trial (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Son Of Barbara Sheehan, Woman Who Killed Husband, Says He Feared His Father

Raymond Sheehan, 21, broke down in tears as he described witnessing the abuse his mother endured from the time he was a child until shortly before his father’s death.

09/22/2011

Barbara Sheehan on courthouse steps in Kew Gardens after opening arguments in her murder trial (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Barbara Sheehan Breaks Down On Stand, Complains Of Chest Pains

In day three of cross-examination, Sheehan nearly collapsed on the stand after the prosecutor confronted her with one of the guns used in the murder of her husband and asked her to demonstrate how she shot him.

09/21/2011

Barbara Sheehan walking into Queens Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Sexual Fetish At Issue As Barbara Sheehan Testifies In Her Murder Trial

In cross-examination, prosecutor Debra Pomodore suggested Barbara Sheehan killed her husband not out of fear, but because he tried to force her to engage in a sexual fetish.

09/20/2011

Barbara Sheehan walking into Queens Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Barbara Sheehan, Howard Beach Woman Who Shot Police Lt. Hubby, Testifies

In court Monday, wringing her hands and at times crying, Sheehan nervously described years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse she says she endured for years at the hand of her husband Raymond.

09/19/2011

Barbara Sheehan on courthouse steps in Kew Gardens after opening arguments in her murder trial (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Murder Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Killing Husband, Retired NYC Police Sergeant

The jury was told that Barbara Sheehan killed her husband Raymond at their Howard Beach home in 2008 by using two different guns, including his own weapon. The defense claims she acted in self defense.

09/09/2011

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