Retired NYPD Officer Sentenced to Up to Life in Prison for Killing Wife

The victim was found dead with gunshots to her torso and head

A 52-year-old retired NYPD officer convicted of murdering his wife in their Queens home three years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years to life in prison.

Clarence Cash was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his wife, 42-year-old Tracy Young. Authorities have said the couple got into an argument and Cash pulled out his licensed gun and fired. Young was shot 13 times in the face and torso.

She was an investigator with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Cash fled their Briarwood home after the slaying but turned himself in to police the following morning. He had the murder weapon with him, prosecutors have said.  

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