Retired Transit Cop Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in 2014 Spouse Slay; Faces 25 years in prison after shooting wife 10 times in front of their kids

Retired Transit Cop Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in 2014 Spouse Slay; Faces 25 years in prison after shooting wife 10 times in front of their kids

PHOTO: Retired Transit Officer Kevin Canty pleaded guilty on Tuesday to murdering his wife. Photo Courtesy of NYPD

A city police officer who retired on disability has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting his wife 10 times inside their Ozone Park residence in April 2014, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Kevin Canty, 44, who retired in 2013 out of the NYPD Transit Division, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder who indicated that he would sentence Canty to 25 years in prison at sentencing on Jan. 6, 2016.

In pleading guilty, Brown said, Canty admitted that he shot his wife, Jessica Canty, 40, multiple times inside their 104th Street home on the morning of Saturday, April 19, 2014, in front of two of their children, aged 8 and 5, who were home at the time. Canty was apprehended a short time later still in possession of the weapon used to kill his wife.

“This is a tragic story with no winners, only losers,” Brown said. “There is a mother who senselessly lost her life, a husband who stands convicted of her death, and their children who must grow up without the love or comfort of either parent. While the defendant will have to live with what he did for the rest of his life, the sentence to be imposed is more than warranted.”

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