Westchester County

Ex-NYPD Psychologist Sentenced to Prison in Shooting of Sleeping Husband

Emily Dearden's husband, Kenneth Dearden, was shot in the head as he slept in their home in 2013

What to Know

  • Emily Dearden pleaded guilty to attempted assault earlier this year in connection with her husband's shooting
  • Prosecutors said she shot Kenneth Dearden as he slept in their Yonkers home in 2013
  • Dearden will serve three-and-a-half years in prison as part of a plea deal; she also will be subject to two years of supervised release

A former NYPD psychologist who told detectives she was knocked unconscious by an intruder on the night her husband was shot has been sentenced to three-and-a half years in prison. 

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says Emily Dearden of Yonkers previously pleaded guilty to attempted assault. 

Kenneth Dearden woke up with head pain in the early hours of Nov. 14, 2013. 

An ambulance took him to the hospital. It turned out he had been shot while the couple's children were sleeping nearby. 

He spent about eight days in the hospital, including surgery to remove a bullet from his jaw.

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