Former NYPD Officer Gets 25 Years for Killing Wife In Front of 2 Young Children

© Provided by New York Daily News Former police officer Kevin Canty shot wife Jessica because he thought she was having an affair. - Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News
© Provided by New York Daily News Former police officer Kevin Canty shot wife Jessica because he thought she was having an affair. – Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News

A Queens judge slammed an ex-NYPD officer on Wednesday as he sentenced the former cop to 25 years behind bars for viciously gunning down his wife in front of their two young children. 

Kevin Canty, 44, pleaded guilty to pumping seven bullets into his 40-year-old wife, Jessica, in April 2014, as their children watched in horror.

“You have brought shame and disgrace to the badge … far worse than the disgrace you have brought yourself, is the sheer terror you introduced into your home on your wife and children,” said Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth C. Holder.

“You allowed your children to endure the terrible circumstance of watching you shoot your wife and their mother and then tried to stop your children from leaving as they attempted to flee. Destroying every image they ever had of a father,” the judge said.

Canty dodged a life sentence when he agreed to plead to first-degree manslaughter in exchange for 25 years in prison.

He killed his wife — with whom he also has a 20-year-old daughter — because he thought she was having an affair.

The retired cop apologized to the entire family in the Queens Supreme courtroom — but his words left the judge unmoved.

“You’re apologizing like you hit someone’s car,” the judge said.

Canty signed over custody to his younger children, ages 6 and 9, who are currently in counseling.

Source: New York Daily News | CHRISTINA CARREGA-WOODBY