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Police officer shoots and kills his wife in front of his children

By Mason White 2:06 PM January 8, 2016
Jessica Canty 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after shooting and killing his wife in front of his children, police in New York said.

Now, 44-year-old Kevin Canty of Queens, has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after being accused of killing 40-year-old Jessica Canty.

Kevin Canty, who was a New York City Transit Officer, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. According to the police investigation, on Saturday, Kevin Canty became enraged because his wife was cheating on him.

He pulled out his gun and pulled the trigger repeatedly. Jessica Canty suffered gunshot wounds to her abdomen, right arm, upper chest, right breast and right armpit.

She was shot with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The couple’s two young children Рjust eight and five years old at the time Рwere witnesses to the brutal slaying.