Thursday, December 18, 2008

That's some defense!

A retired NYPD sergeant shot dead by his wife was a "self-loathing" sexual deviant who liked transvestite hookers and wearing ladies' clothing, the woman’s lawyer said Wednesday.

Sgt. Raymond Sheehan, whose wife Barbara admitted pumping him full of bullets from his guns inside their Howard Beach home last Feb. 18, was a "very sick man," lawyer Michael Dowd said.

"Here was a person engaged in self-loathing, remorse, and an Irish sense of guilt." Dowd said of the 49-year-old cop's alleged dalliances with "she-males."

Dowd said he has "significant evidence" of Sheehan’s dark side — including a "Hottie Police" women's cop costume that he forced his wife to watch him wear. They also have the address of a transvestite brothel near Albany that was found in the GPS in Sheehan's car.


Wife who shot cop husband was driven mad by 'self-loathing' sexual deviant

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great defense; he was a transvestite, so I naturally I killed him. The G/L/TG community should be up in arms. She killed her husband, who was no immediate threat to her at the time of the murder. Fry her.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, she shoulda divorced him.

Wade Nichols said...

This "woman", shouldn't be saying things about her husband's alleged sexual predilections. (S)he's not the most feminine creature herself, in fact she looks like a "butch" king!

She should "hook up" with that joker we read about a couple days ago, the one who mugged a woman and claimed "the economy made me do it". Sounds like a blind date that only Lucifer himself could dream up!

Anonymous said...

(S)he's not the most feminine creature herself, in fact she looks like a "butch" king!
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How insensitive. What are you married to?

Anonymous said...

Insensitive??? She shot her husband 11 times in his back while he was shaving!!!! Don't tell me she couldn't have run out of the house and called 999, or gone to a friend's house, or gotten a lawyer. And please don't tell me that nobody would have helpes her just because her husband was a cop. Are you telling me that any lawyer would shy away from going after a cop?? In addition, apparently her family supports her actions. They couldn't have supported her during a divorse??

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, 999 was supposed to be 911. I am having one of those days. Maybe if I shoot my significant other 11 times today, I can claim insanity!

Anonymous said...

Maybe if I shoot my significant other 11 times today, I can claim insanity!
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Only you can answer that.

But it still give you no justification to look down on people. Not everyone tripped and fell into shit like you.

Wade Nichols said...

How insensitive. What are you married to?

Ha ha, funny! A loser masquerading as the "PC Police" in a lame attempt at humor!

Do you wear the "strap on" in your relationship?

Anonymous said...

No one ever accused me of 'fraud.'

Everthing is straight up old boy.

Anonymous said...

So what?

The former, late FBI director
J. Edgar Hoover secretly wore dresses sometimes too!

It must be the pressure of the job
that gets to law enforcers.

Anonymous said...

Another example of a police service weapon in deadly use at home.

Maybe cops should be required to their lock up their pistols at the precinct house after their tour of duty is completed.

Statistics prove that for the few times an off duty officer might come to the aid of a victim...
his (or her) gun kept at home more often leads to tragedy.

italian girl said...

For those of you stupid people saying she should have left, divorced him, blah, blah, blah. How do you know he didn't threaten to kill her if she left? The guy did have a gun after all. Abusive husbands who are cops are notorious for putting the fear of God into their wives who want to leave, divirce or tell anyone. Sounds like a case of "The Burning Bed" to me.

Wade Nichols said...

How do you know he didn't threaten to kill her if she left?

Equally so, how do you know that he DID threaten her?

What's your evidence?

None of us know for sure without ample evidence.

If I were prosecuting attorney, I'd have you thrown off the jury in a minute!

italian girl said...

hey wadie:

If he was wearing that freakshow getup to get aroused then he's got some serious issues. So I'm going to assume he was just an all around a#@hole.

"What's your evidence?"

Don't have any. Just a hunch.

Typical guy, wade. Taking the side of the husband. Isn't it more likely she was abused than the other way around? Women generally don't blow their husbands away for no reason.

italian girl said...

"If I were prosecuting attorney, I'd have you thrown off the jury in a minute!"

If you were the prosecuting attorney, I'd give you such a hassle for the very purpose of throwing me off the jury. Jury duty sucks.

Wade Nichols said...

Typical guy, wade. Taking the side of the husband.

Hardly.

As Mr. Jaggers says in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, "Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule."

Women generally don't blow their husbands away for no reason.

There's a dirty joke there somewhere, but I'll leave that one alone!

Anonymous said...

For those of you stupid people saying she should have left, divorced him, blah, blah, blah. How do you know he didn't threaten to kill her if she left?
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It doesn't matter whether or not he threatened anything. HE....WAS....SHAVING!!!! His back was turned, he was concentrating on something else at the time. Thus, assuming she never had the chance to sneak out of the house in all the years they were married, she now had that chance. She wasn't chained and shackled to the radiator, she could have spent the time she went to get the gun, and she could have made a break for it. If she was afraid that he might still come after her WHILE SHE WAS ESCAPING, then maybe she could have brought the gun along for protection. Then, IF SHE WAS TRYING TO ESCAPE, and he came after her and she shot him WHILE TRYING TO FLEE, then she might have had a reasonable defense. Instead, this woman, who seemingly was so psychologically scarred from abuse, and was in such fear for her safety, somehow had the courage to get the gun and shoot him in the back 11 times.

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says.

I am sure peole are talking generalizations - since much of the details are yet to come.

If she wanst being abused by him - then what WAS the reason she shot him?

italian girl said...

Anonymous your argument is ridiculous. I can guarantee that this guy told her if she ever left him, he would find her and kill her. Psychoes have a way of finding their mark. I don't know how they do it, but they do. Abusive husbands/boyfriends can really scare the sh#@ out of you. Not so easy to leave, especially if he's got the NYPD protecting him.

Now, if she shot him because he was a cross-dresser, well then that's wrong. She should fry.

Now for wadie:

You ARE taking the husbands side. Most guys usually do. And from reading some of your posts you sound like a big chauvinist so I'm not surprised.


"There's a dirty joke there somewhere, but I'll leave that one alone!"

Trust me, no dirty joke. Get your mind out of the gutter.

Wade Nichols said...

If she wanst being abused by him - then what WAS the reason she shot him?

C'mon, this is some of the lamest logic I've seen in a while. This is the sort of thinking that Colin Ferguson's (the LIRR shooter) legal team used. "He's innocent of shooting the people on the train, he suffered from "Black Rage". So, if you think that this woman's husband is the "root cause" of her shooting him, then by logical extension, you also believe that "we deserved the terrorist attacks on 9/11", because the United States is doing "bad things" to members of the "religion of peace", and of course they are all logical beings, and are only acting in self defense, right?

How about it Italian Girl and Maspeth Mom, do you think "we deserved 9/11"?

You ARE taking the husbands side. Most guys usually do. And from reading some of your posts you sound like a big chauvinist so I'm not surprised.

Moi, a chauvinist? Some of my best friends are women - my mother, my wife, and the mother of Christ.

Anonymous said...

Your "girlfriend" ...

Hey Wade, check out Hiram posting.

A Yahoo Friend said...

Is Wade

bipolar?
drinking heavily?
schizo?

italian girl said...

"How about it Italian Girl and Maspeth Mom, do you think "we deserved 9/11"?"

You are making the most ridiculous comparison ever! A woman punishing her abusive husband is hardly the same as killing thousands of innocent people.

Wade, have you been eating some of the snow outside?

Anonymous said...

Italian girl, you seem to enjoy dismissing every opinion you disagree as ridiculous, yet it seems that you are the one missing the point.
She had at least one opportunity to leave, to go get help from an apparently supportive family, from a doctor or nurse, from an eager lawyer, and yes, even from the police. I SERIOUSLY doubt that the entire police department would bring her back to her abusive husband, simply because he was a retired Sergeant. I may have missed something, I don't remember anything suggesting that the police department was protecting the husband.
As for her frame of mind, sure, anyone could scare anyone, but the fact is that she was clear minded enough to go find his gun, walk behind him and shoot him 11 times. Sounds premeditated to me. If she shot him while he was beating the hell out of her, then fine, self defense. But the fact is that he posed absolutely no threat to her when he was murdered. And no psychobabble excuse about battered wife syndrome is going to justify her actions.

Anonymous said...

Wade's comparision to 9/11 has to do with justifying one's murderous actions because of some past wrong, not with the number of victims or the scope of the tragedy. As it pertains to this case, it is i perfectly appropriate comparison.

italian girl said...

Yes, anonymous, I agree with you. You did miss something. Clearly you don't know a thing about abusive husbands/boyfriends and the psychological stress they can inflict on their spouses. Why do milions of women stick around in a physically abusive relationship? Because they love it? Do you think women love having to explain their bruises and covering up for their prick of a husband?
As far as the NYPD. Cops are notorious for watching each other's backs. The wife knew this. And you think shooting him would have been justified if he were "beating the hell out her". Well in that kind of situation, who do you think would end up with the gun?
Apparently you hven't been around to many abusive relationships. And you should be grateful because I've seen a lot of sh#@.

As for wade's comparison to 9/11. Once again, I say huh? Retaliating against a specific person who's been tormenting you specifically over a period of time is NOTHING compared to retaliating against a GROUP of people who have had nothing to do with your torment.

Anonymous said...

Ok Italian girl, let's just start shooting people we don't like, and whe we get caught, we can just claim that person was abusing us. After all, if someone were abusing me, wouldn't I have that scared frozen, deer in headlights mentality that you claim battered wives get?? Maybe people who got bullied in school 20 years ago can now hunt the bully down, just shoot him in cold blood, and justify it.
Abuse is abuse. Don't give me any "my abuse is worse than your abuse" crap!

whosonfirst said...

Italian girl, are you saying that abused women are too stupid to understand that they can walk out the door, and too weak minded to allow their minds to get so twisted by their abusive spouse???

italian girl said...

Oh anonymous, you're making my head hurt. Why don't we agree to disagree? It's probably easier that way. Happy Holidays.

To whosonfirst, that's not what I'm saying.

I give up.

whosonfirst said...

Oh anonymous, you're making my head hurt
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Italian Girl, by your backwayds logic, now you can justifiably murder him!

Anonymous said...

How do we know that get-up wasn't a gag costume for Halloween? Maybe the man was murdered first and character-assassinated aftewards.

Anonymous said...

Murder is murder. Just because the killer is a woman who claims spousal abuse doesn't give her the right to kill a defenseless man in cold blood.

italian girl said...

@ whosonfirst:

First, my logic is never backwards. Second, if he was a physically abusive, controlling bastard - he got EXACTLY what he deserved.

Why can't you just admit I'm right?

Anonymous said...

Maspeth mom says....

Wade, that remark about 9/11 was way-way-way out of bounds, and totally offensive and uncalled for-

We're talking about 2 people in a relationship that was toxic.

Wade, go back and read my remarks, I said we have to "wait" to find out what the whole story is.

I feel sorry for you Wade-obviously the only relationships you have with people are over the internet. In real life, when you deal with people face to face - not everything is black and white.

Anonymous said...

Maspeth mom says...
Wade - what I am saying is that we have to wait first for all of the story to be published. (what if he went to one of these brothels and came home and gave his wife a serious disease).

Wade - I have a hunch that you only have relationships over the interenet, and not face to face with people, so maybe you dont have alot of exerience with relationships. That is why you are so quick to accuse, when you dont know the whole story.

Your sad remarks about 9/11 have no bearing on this story, and you were way, way, out of bounds.

And frankly Wade - cant you leace comments without some sexual overtone!

Anonymous said...

Why can't you just admit I'm right?
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Because you couldn't be more wrong, that's why. This was NOT self-defense, no matter how much you want to bend the definition to fit this circumstance.

Anonymous said...

Hey, maybe Hiram Monseratte's girlfriend was abusing him. Oh ok, I get it now. She got what she deserved, right Italian girl?

italian girl said...

"Because you couldn't be more wrong, that's why. This was NOT self-defense, no matter how much you want to bend the definition to fit this circumstance."

First of all we don't know the facts. Second I said IF she had been abused over the years by this guy, then he got exactly what he deserved. I know those controlling abusive type of guys all too well. And they can scare the sh#@ out of you to the point you are rendered defenseless. Boy are you cold-hearted! Either that or you are a GUY who couldn't possibly understand.


"Hey, maybe Hiram Monseratte's girlfriend was abusing him. Oh ok, I get it now. She got what she deserved, right Italian girl?"

No! Judging by her outfit in that other post, she looks like a hot tamale who probably attracts the attention of a lot of guys. Maybe he thought she was cheating on him. Who knows.

Man you really can't stand being wrong, huh?

Anonymous said...

Man you really can't stand being wrong, huh?
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Italian girl, unless you directed that at yourself, you haven't written ANYTHING to prove anyone esle wrong. Keep trying....

Anonymous said...

Italian girl, in the world of street justice, if he did what she claims he did to her, then if you think her actions were justified, then so be it.
But don't expect that a court of law, which has very clearly written laws on murder, manslaughter, self-defense and vigilantism, will overlook the rule of law and centuries of precident, to make an exception for a woman who decided to kill her husband, almost as an afterthought for his abusive ways. That is the way of the street, not the way of the court.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he thought she was cheating on him. Who knows.
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But Italian girl, if she was cheating on him, wouldn't that leave a psychological scar on him that would push him over the edge, and force him beyond his will to hit her with a bottle? You see, you are not a man, so you couldn't possibly understand the psychological trauma that a man goes through when a woman cheats on him. So if he went through a harrowing psychological experience, wouldn't he be justified in assaulting her???? Let's call it neglected boyfriend syndrome.

italian girl said...

"Italian girl, unless you directed that at yourself, you haven't written ANYTHING to prove anyone esle wrong. Keep trying...."

Keep telling yourself that. You see anonymous, I really enjoy pushing people's buttons. And you allowed me to just that on this post. So Thanks. And you can officially join the ranks of people, men in particular, that I've driven up a wall.
;)


"That is the way of the street, not the way of the court."

Agreed. I never said killing the husband was lawful. It was just the right thing to so (if he'd been abusive).

"You see, you are not a man, so you couldn't possibly understand the psychological trauma that a man goes through when a woman cheats on him."

Yes! What's up with that? Guys fall apart if their woman cheats. Why? But don't kid yourself, women can get just as upset. They tend to be a little more forgiving, especially if they think they can't get anyone better. Personally, I think it's better to be alone than to be with some a@#hole that treats you like sh*#.

"So if he went through a harrowing psychological experience, wouldn't he be justified in assaulting her???? Let's call it neglected boyfriend syndrome."

But you're forgetting one thing: she wasn't ABUSING him. If she was cheating, cutting her face up was the wrong move. How about dumping her? Throwing some clothes out a window? Spray-painting "slut" on her winshield? If she had been beating him up or physically abusing him in some way, then, well, she would've deserved it.

So you're saying if a guy gets cheated on he has every right to kill or injure his girl? Wow! I'm glad I'm not your girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying if a guy gets cheated on he has every right to kill or injure his girl? Wow! I'm glad I'm not your girlfriend.
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Yes, on the surface, that point does seem ridiculous. But I think the other annonymous'point is if this woman gets away with this murder, wouldn't it be a slippery slope towards excusing all kinds of acts of rage on some traumatic event or another?

Jumpinjackflash said...

Exactly whose buttons are you pushing I Girl? I see alot of insulting other people who don't agree with you, but that is just immaturity, not button pushing. I am not sure who I agree with on this point, but really, grow up, and have an intelligent debate without trying to demean other posters.

italian girl said...

"Yes, on the surface, that point does seem ridiculous. But I think the other annonymous'point is if this woman gets away with this murder, wouldn't it be a slippery slope towards excusing all kinds of acts of rage on some traumatic event or another?"


You do have a point. I surrender.


"Exactly whose buttons are you pushing I Girl? I see alot of insulting other people who don't agree with you, but that is just immaturity, not button pushing."

First of all, I haven't insulted ANYONE. Not my style. In fact they're insulting ME.

"I am not sure who I agree with on this point, but really, grow up, and have an intelligent debate without trying to demean other posters."

What are you, 90? Seroiusly, read my posts a little more carefully. And really, if you don't like what I post, then by all means why are you jumping in here "jumpinjackflash"?

jumpinjackflash said...

I girl, I meant no disrespect, I have just been following the postings here, and I just felt that we could debate here and all agree or disagree, while still respecting each other and maintaining civility towards each other.
Forgive me if my last message singled you out, that was not my intention, and I should have stated a bit more clearly that it seemed to me that everyone who posts here should watch the biting language and be more respectful towards their fellow posters.
Maybe I was a bit harder on you because you have a wonderful writing style, better than many here, which is unfortunately muddied when you discredit it with more stinging verse.

Anonymous said...

What are you, 90?

Again with the insults. You are just proving what Jumping jack flash wrote about you.


Seroiusly, read my posts a little more carefully. And really, if you don't like what I post, then by all means why are you jumping in here "jumpinjackflash"?

Just a wild guess; maybe he's "jumping in here" to either agree or disagree with you, or just to express his opinion. Isn't that why about 100 percent of the people write on an open forum like this?

italian girl said...

"Maybe I was a bit harder on you because you have a wonderful writing style, better than many here,..."

Thanks! You're so sweet.
:)

"...which is unfortunately muddied when you discredit it with more stinging verse."

OK. I'll be good. I promise.
;)



"What are you, 90?

Again with the insults. You are just proving what Jumping jack flash wrote about you."


You call that an insult? Didn't me that way. As I said before, not my style. "What are you, 90?" was more of a sarcastic remark and a lame attempt at humor which clearly didn't work. Wow! You're actually more sensitive than me.

Anonymous said...

Italian girl, I may not be 90, but I am a 90's type guy, adjusting to the 21st Century. As for being sensitive, yes I can be very sensitive. I hear women like that nowdays!
Merry Christmas Italian Girl, to you and your family! It has been a true pleasure sparring with you, my darling!