Wife Shoots Cop Husband 11 Times, Claims 'Battered-Woman' Defense

Nearly 20 years of daily insults, threats, and physical abuse that allegedly left her with countless bruises and a broken nose ended for Barbara Sheehan in 2008 when she shot her police officer husband 11 times. She told police it was self defense. Sheehan, a mother of two and a school secretary from Queens, N.Y., is on trial for murder. Experts say the trial could be a critical test for the so-called battered-woman defense in which attorneys argue a history of abuse ultimately leads their...Full Story
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