NYPD staff shrink charged in husband’s shooting

November 25th, 2014 by Staff

Dr. Emily Dearden is facing one count of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of her husband Ken.

(WABC) YONKERS, NEW YORK – An NYPD psychologist surrendered in Westchester County Friday to face an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting her husband. 

Police said Kenneth Dearden was found inside his Pondfield home in Yonkers with a gunshot wound to his neck on Nov. 13. 

The wealthy developer survived, but investigators say evidence and interviews pointed to his wife, 46-year-old Dr. Emily Dearden, as the shooter.

Emily Dearden also had suffered a head injury, and police at the time released few details. They were investigating the possibility that the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Ken Dearden, the president of the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District and an active developer in the area, filed a lawsuit a week ago reportedly accusing his wife of a “sadistic attack” to get out of their marriage.

Emily Dearden is charged with second-degree attempted murder.

She was arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court and ordered held on $150,000 bail.

“With every fiber of her body and every resource she has, she is going to be fighting these baseless charges,” defense attorney Paul Bergman said.

This investigation is active and ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time. 

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