- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A former NYPD officer who fatally shot his wife in front of the couple’s two young children because he thought she was having an affair has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Kevin Canty, of Queens, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of his 40-year-old wife, Jessica.

Canty admitted he shot his wife seven times as their 6- and 9-year-old children watched inside their Queens home on April 19, 2014.

The 44-year-old Canty retired from the police department in 2013.

The couple had been together since they were teenagers and have a 20-year-old daughter, as well as the two children who witnessed the shooting.


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