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Police Officer Murders Wife

Philadelphia Police Officer Carl Selby was arrested for drunk driving and charged with shooting his wife twice in the head as she slept. Selby denied killing his wife while his six year-old daughter slept nearby, and presented police with hand and typewritten letters which threatened his wife and daughter, that were sent or left at his home. Officials believe that Selby wrote the letters himself, attempting to frame a man whom he had arrested.

Investigators found a .38-caliber revolver issued by the police in the home. There were no signs of forced-entry or stolen materials. Selby knew his wife, Pamela, was about to leave him, after discovering that he was having an affair.

Media Resources: AP - January 29, 1998