Twenty-five years ago, Howard Beach became a racial flashpoint. On Monday, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes reflected on the ramifications of the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police were searching Wednesday night for heartless thieves who stole hundreds of dollars in cash and medication from a New York City animal charity.