The custody "dispute" fits right in with the abuser's need for ongoing control over his victims. By demanding more time in his children's lives, he could continue his abuse of the family.
Of course, the fact that he shot Mom numerous times in front of a permanently traumatized 7-year-old girl proves he doesn't give a sh** about the kids. And he obviously didn't care that he was robbing nine kids of their mother.
This poor woman. His freaking cop friends standing there doing nothing while Daddy shot her again and again. The only way she could have survived this divorce is if Dad had been locked up years ago for his assaults and death threats--which obviously didn't happen. And wouldn't happen, given the intensely corrupt nature of the New Jersey criminal justice (criminal protection) system.
'Porn-addicted' police officer and father-of-nine pleads not guilty to shooting dead his ex-wife in front of their 7-year-old daughter
Sgt. Phil Seidle, 51, from Neptune Township, New Jersey, charged with first-degree murder in ex-wife Tamara's shooting death
Police say Seidle pursued his wife, then got out of his car and fired several rounds into Tamara Seidle's vehicle
The couple's 7-year-old daughter, the youngest of their nine children, was in Philip Seidle's car at the time of the killing; she was unharmed
Seidle was arrested after 30-minute standoff with police during which he held gun to his head Witnesses heard the officer complain that he didn't want to pay alimony anymore and have limited access to his children
Tamara Seidle claimed in divorce complaint her husband was a porn addict and an adulterer who held her at gunpoint while she was pregnant
By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
Published: 00:12 EST, 18 June 2015 | Updated: 04:37 EST, 18 June 2015
A recently divorced New Jersey police officer accused of chasing and gunning down his ex-wife with his service weapon as their youngest daughter watched made his first court appearance Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea.
A shackled Neptune Township police Sgt. Phil Seidle, 51, was led into Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O'Brien Kilgallen's courtroom, where he was formally charged with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.
He continues to be held in jail on $2million, as his attorney's efforts to have the bail amount lowered to $1.2million proved unsuccessful.
Judge Killgallen rejected the request for a lower bail and ordered Seidle to have no contact with his children or his late ex-wife's family, reported NJ.com. The 51-year-old also must surrender his passport.
Defense attorney Edward Bertucio argued that his client was an upstanding member of the community and a veteran law enforcement officer who was not a flight risk.
But Marc LeMieux, first assistant prosecutor for Monmouth County, contended that facing a first-degree murder charge that carries a 30 years to life sentence could drive Seidle to flee.