Wife Acquitted for Husband's Murder: "No Real Winners"

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:07 PM EDT
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Son Defends Mom in Cop Dad's Death

The son of a Queens woman who shot her ex-NYPD husband to death in their home testified at her trial Thursday that the family endured years of abuse from him. Raymond Sheehan, 21, said she was abused his entire life. John Noel reports.
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A Queens woman who testified that she shot her husband in self-defense says there are "no real winners" following her murder acquittal.

Barbara Sheehan spoke to reporters Friday after walking home from church in Queens.

The jury did convict her of a weapon charge on Thursday. Although an appeal is being weighed, the judge said Sheehan must report to prison next week.

Sheehan said she planned to spend the weekend at home with her two grown children.

The defendant said she shot retired NYPD Sgt. Raymond Sheehan after suffering decades of physical and verbal abuse. He was hit 11 times.

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