Ex-cop faces trial in wife's killing

March 23, 2009 12:02:02 PM PDT
A murder trial is set to begin for a former cop in the killing of his wife. Former Millville police officer Robert Vanaman is accused of shooting and killing his wife in November 2006.

Vanaman was suffering knife wounds and claimed self defense. He also faces additional charges for concealing evidence.

Vanaman was a 15-year veteran of the police force and had just been promoted to sergeant 2 months before the killing. He served the police as a technology officer and supervised the dispatch and records divisions.

Authorities said the couple's two children, ages 13 and 3 at the time, were not home at the time of the shooting.

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