Benjamin Sebena, accused in the shooting death of his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, on Christmas Eve morning, changed his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Sebena, appearing at a hearing Friday, made his plea through defense attorney Michael Steinle.
Judge David Borowski assigned Robert Rawski, a forensic psychiatrist, to examine Sebena. He set a deadline of April 1 for an expected defense motion, and April 15 for a reply by the prosecution. He also scheduled a hearing on the doctor's report for April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
The judge ordered the case to be scheduled for a jury trial, with a final pre-trial and motion hearing on June 7 at 8:30 a.m., and a jury trial scheduled for July 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Sebena appeared in court with a fresh haircut, wearing an anti-suicide vest and bound to a wheelchair.
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