*Marshawn Love, a former New Jersey police capt was demoted to sergeant after showing compassion for a 7-year-old girl who had witnessed her dad kill her mother in cold blood. As it turns out, Love left the scene of the crime to drive the little girl to police headquarters.
In what he described as a fit of jealous rage, 51-year-old Neptune police Sgt. Philip Seidle followed, chased down, and shot 12 bullets into the car his ex-wife Tamara Wilson-Seidle was driving, while his little girl was riding in another car with him on June 16, 2015.
He then held the gun to his own head during a police stand-off.
After the shooting Siedle sent a cryptic text to his children that read, your mother is dead because of her actions. He had become enraged after learning his ex-wife was living with her new boyfriend and had introduced the man to their children.
Seidle plead guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in jail earlier this year.
As for the demoted captain, CBS News reports, Asbury Park city manager Michael Capobianco upheld charges of incompetency, neglect of duty and three other counts against Love on Friday.
Love was also suspended for 120 days (and is appealing the suspension). Authorities say he shouldn’t have left the scene and should have taken command as the senior-most officer.
In the video below, Seidle’s son and daughter speaks to the court at his sentencing.