Emily Dearden, a former NYPD psychologist was arrested and convicted of killing her husband by shooting him while the rest of the family slept in the house, was finally sentenced this week. A judge has given Dearden three and a half years in prison.
Dearden originally claimed that on the night of her husband’s shooting, that an intruder had forced himself into the house and knocked her out. When she awoke, she found her husband shot.
After several investigations, police found there was no evidence of forced entry. As her husband’s injuries healed, the truth of the story came out.
The Daily Mail continues:
In 2015, she pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, assault and weapons possession.
She told police she awoke before dawn on the day of the shooting, leaving her husband asleep in bed and going downstairs, where she was struck and knocked unconscious, the transcript stated.
‘I got hit hard on the left side of my head,’ Dearden says in the transcript. ‘I don’t know what I got hit with. I don’t know who hit me. I never saw it coming. I was knocked to the floor, unconscious.’
When she came to, she claimed she was being woken up by her husband, who had suffered a gunshot wound, the transcript continued.
ABC reports Dearden’s husband originally believed the story of the intruder, but later initiated a civil suit against Dearden after police found no evidence of forced entry that would suggest an intruder.
Dearden’s husband, Kenneth, is now alleging she was trying to get rid of him because she was having an affair and wanted to avoid a messy divorce.
Authorities have charged Dearden, who told police there were no weapons in the house, with possessing four guns, including two .22-caliber pistols.
A police transcript released showed Dearden telling officers that both her and her husband had been unfaithful.