Tuesday, October 30, 2007
[OH] Detective Dexter's wife Denae charged with trying to kill him
[OH] Denae shot her police officer husband - 8/2707
... When a 911 dispatcher asked Denae Barnett-Dexter why she shot her husband, the 34-year-old mother of two, said, "Because he's trying to divorce me... I've got a gun in my hand. Smith & Wesson"...
Wife faces new counts in officer's shooting
Dayton Daily News
Monday, October 29, 2007
A Phillipsburg woman accused of shooting her husband, a Trotwood police officer, was indicted Monday on two new counts: attempted murder and attempt to commit murder, both first-degree felonies. Denae Barnett-Dexter, 34, had already been indicted on three counts of felonious assault, all second-degree felonies. She remains in Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond. She is accused of shooting her husband Troy Dexter at their Phillipsburg home on Aug. 26, where Dexter went to pick up their two sons. Shot twice in the chest, Dexter ran to a nearby firehouse to get help while Barnett-Dexter called 911 to report that she had shot her husband. A first-degree felony carries up to 10 years in prison, under Ohio law. A second-degree felony carries up to 8 years.
Wife said she shot husband because of pending divorce
Trotwood detective survived two gunshot wounds in upper chest, recovering at Miami Valley Hospital.
Dayton Daily News
By Kelli Wynn
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
[Excerpts] When a 911 dispatcher asked Denae Barnett-Dexter why she shot her husband, the 34-year-old mother of two, said, "Because he's trying to divorce me." Her husband, Trotwood Detective Troy Dexter, 34, survived two gunshot wounds to his upper chest and is recovering at Miami Valley Hospital... Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 3:35 p.m. Sunday to 37 S. State St., where Barnett-Dexter was staying with their two sons. When they arrived, they found Barnett-Dexter in the house alone. Dexter had run to a nearby firehouse. "I've got a gun in my hand. Smith & Wesson," Dexter told a 911 dispatcher. "I fought her for the gun. We're going through a divorce. She knew there was somebody else. She asked me to sit down and she shot me in the ribs and in the collar bone. Please hurry up." While Dexter was calling 911, Barnett-Dexter also was reporting the shooting. "I just shot my husband... I know I'm going to prison ... I'm waiting for the police department to take me to jail ... I've just been really distraught over this. I, um, admitted myself into the hospital maybe last week, I think ... Not stable ... I take ... (an antidepressant)." Incidents like the one Sunday and the shooting death of Trotwood Police Officer Cedric Ballenger by his wife Nicole bring the police department together, said Trotwood Public Safety Director Mike Etter. "I think it really brings to life (the) domestic violence (issue) and (how) nobody is immune to it," he said. When something like this happens, there is a sense of betrayal," Etter said, referring to the fact that when officers come to the department, the officers and their family become a part of the department's family... [Full article here]
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