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A retired NYPD police officer confessed to shooting his wife to death in front of their two young children on Saturday.
According to the New York Daily News, Kevin Canty admitted to shooting his wife, Jessica, 10 times with a 9-mm. pistol because she allegedly cheated on him.
Authorities said that Canty was allegedly in a drunken rage when he fatally shot his wife for sleeping with another man.
The New York Post reported that neighbors said they could hear screaming coming from the home just before the shots were fired. After that, one neighbor spotted the couple’s 4-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son running to a nearby store yelling, “Daddy shot Mommy!”
The former cop’s wife died from her wounds while being transported to a local hospital.
Police caught up with Canty later while he was allegedly trying to highjack a car.
The 43-year-old, who retired from the force last year on disability with a shoulder injury, was charged with second-degree murder. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.