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Police psychologist shoots her husband in the face because she wanted to start new life with her lover

By Mason White 5:57 PM February 20, 2017
Emily Dearden
By: Tanya Clark

A police psychologist is facing a lenient sentence after admitting to shooting her husband in the face because she wanted to get out of her marriage and live with her lover, according to police in New York.

Yonkers police said that they have arrested 48-year-old Emily Dearden, after being accused of trying to kill her husband, Kenneth Dearden.

Emily, who worked as a psychologist for the New York Police Department, has been charged with one count of attempted murder.

In court, Emily pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree attempted assault. She will be sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison as part of a plea deal.

According to the criminal complaint, Emily shot her husband in the face just several feet away from her two daughters. Emily wanted to get rid of her husband to start a new life with her lover from Texas.

However, Kenneth survived. He was taken to the Westchester Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to remove the bullet from his head.

Emily claimed that an intruder broke into the home and knocked her unconscious before the burglar shot her husband.

Police arrested the Emily after Kenneth filed a lawsuit, claiming that his wife shot him because she wanted to get rid of him and live with her lover.

Emily faced 25 years in prison for the attempted murder charge.