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Benjamin Sebena waives preliminary hearing

Benjamin Sebena, center, is wheeled into a preliminary hearing in the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility on Thursday in Milwaukee. Sebena is accused of killing his wife, City of Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena on Dec. 24.

Benjamin Sebena, center, is wheeled into a preliminary hearing in the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility on Thursday in Milwaukee. Sebena is accused of killing his wife, City of Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena on Dec. 24. Photo By Peter Zuzga

Jan. 3, 2013

Benjamin Sebena, accused of shooting his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, while she was on duty Christmas Eve, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday morning at the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility in Milwaukee and was bound over for trial on Jan. 24.

Sebena was bound to a wheelchair and wore a Velcro coverall, and was represented by attorney Michael Steinle. Court Commissioner Barry Slagle asked Sebena if he understood the charges he faces and the waiver of the hearing, and he said he did. More than a dozen law enforcement personnel were in the courtroom, and the hearing took less than five minutes.

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