Barbara Sheehan seeks clemency, sticking to self-defense argument


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Six months ago Barbara Sheehan began her five-year sentence after shooting and killing her husband. Today, she is seeking an exception to her prison stay, and wants to serve her time for weapons possession at home. The 52-year-old Howard Beach resident fatally shot her husband, retired NYPD Sergeant Raymond Sheehan, 11 times with two different guns […]

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Barbara Sheehan loses appeal on gun possession conviction


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Barbara Sheehan, the woman acquitted of fatally shooting her husband inside their Howard Beach home, has lost her appeal of a criminal weapons conviction related to the same case, District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. In its decision, the court upheld her sentence of five years in prison followed by two-and-a-half years probation for the gun […]

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[UPDATE] Barbara Sheehan sentenced to five years in prison


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Michael Pantelidis

After dodging a murder conviction for the death of her husband, Barbara Sheehan has been sentenced to five years behind bars on a second degree weapons charge related to the case. Sheehan, who faced up to 15 years in prison prior to her sentencing, was acquitted of murder after a jury determined she acted in […]

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Barbara Sheehan free on bail


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Barbara Sheehan may not be out of the woods, but she is out of prison. According to published reports, the 50-year-old mother of two was released from Rikers Island on October 24 after a Queens judge reinstated her $1 million bail. Barbara was in prison awaiting sentencing for criminal possession of a weapon in the […]

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Barbara Sheehan released from prison


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

According to published reports, the 50-year-old mother of two was released from Rikers Island earlier today, roughly two weeks after she was taken into custody. Barbara was in prison awaiting sentencing for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for the shooting death of her husband, retired NYPD sergeant Raymond Sheehan, on the […]

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Vigil held for Barbara Sheehan


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Vigil

Howard Beach residents have sent a clear message to Barbara Sheehan – “you are not alone.” Over 100 people attended a vigil held at Ave Maria Catholic Academy, located at 158-20 101st Street, on Sunday, October 16 to express support for their neighbor. Barbara is currently in prison awaiting sentencing after being convicted of criminal […]

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Barbara Sheehan lawyers plan appeal


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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The chapter of the Barbara Sheehan murder trial is complete, but the story’s conclusion has yet to be written. Although the 50-year-old mother of two was acquitted of second degree murder, a jury of nine women and three men chose to convict her of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for the […]

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Barbara Sheehan acquitted of murdering her husband


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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Roughly twenty-four hours after informing Justice Barry Kron that they were “hopelessly deadlocked,” the jurors in the Barbara Sheehan trial voted to acquit the Howard Beach resident of murder. The 50-year-old mother of two was on trial for the death of her husband, retired NYPD sergeant Raymond Sheehan, who she shot 11 times on the […]

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Barbara Sheehan trial begins


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

The trial of Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach woman accused of murdering her husband Raymond, a retired NYPD sergeant, began on September 9 at Queens Supreme Court. The prosecution and defense delivered their opening statements, during which Barbara’s attorney, Michael Dowd, argued that his client shot her husband in self defense. According to media reports, […]

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Tome tells tale of life in the Sheehan home


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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More than four years after Barbara Sheehan fired 11 shots into her husband, Raymond Sheehan Sr., inside their Howard Beach home, the couple’s children have released a book telling their side of the story. The book, “In Bed With the Badge: the Barbara Sheehan Story,” hit shelves Tuesday, July 17. The story is told through […]

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Queens’ Morning Round Up – 10/13/2011: Sheehan taken into custody


| jlane@queenscourier.com

The Round Up

Barbara Sheehan taken into custody on gun conviction Barbara Sheehan may have dodged a bullet (pun very much intended) by beating the murder charge, but she couldn’t get around the gun charge. Yesterday afternoon Sheehan reported to Queens Supreme Court where she was taken into custody for criminal gun possession, a charge in which she […]

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Sheehan’s fate in the hands of jury


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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The trial for Barbara Sheehan’s life started long before September 9. According to the 50-year-old mother of two, her life was on the line each day of the final 18 years of her marriage. The Howard Beach resident is being tried on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon […]

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De Blasio takes on traffic deaths with ‘Vision Zero’ initiative


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a stop to what he calls an epidemic.

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