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Police sergeant shoots his former wife to death in front of his 7-year-old daughter because he was tired of going to court

By Mason White 1:32 PM June 18, 2015
Phillip Seidle and Tamara Seidle 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police sergeant was arrested on charges of murder after shooting his former wife on a crowded street in front of his young daughter, police in New Jersey said.

Seargent Phillip Seidle, 51, of Neptune, is accused of chasing his former wife off a road on Tuesday, before shooting her at close range with his service weapon.

His 7-year-old daughter was sitting in her father’s car as he shot his former wife. During the shooting, Phillip was saying that he was tired of going to court about child support.

After the shooting, Phillip pointed the gun at his head for about 30 minutes until police were able to persuade him to surrender.

Tamara Seidle, 51, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died. The couple divorced last month. They have 9 children, aged between 7 and 24.

Phillip has served on the police force for 22 years. Phillip was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $2,000,000.