According to published reports, the 50-year-old mother of two was released from Rikers Island earlier today, roughly two weeks after she was taken into custody.
Barbara was in prison awaiting sentencing for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for the shooting death of her husband, retired NYPD sergeant Raymond Sheehan, on the morning of February 18, 2008. She surrendered to authorities on October 12.
Barbara is reportedly due back in court for sentencing on November 10, and she could serve between two and a quarter to 15 years behind bars. Niall MacGiollabhui, one of Barbara’s
attorneys, says an appeal of the conviction is imminent.