On May 11, 2006, in a quiet residential street in Millville, New Jersey around 5 p.m. neighbors heard Robert Vanaman and his wife Barbara arguing. A few minutes later, using his service revolver, shots rang out killing Barbara. All in the name of self defense of course, Robert was taken to the hospital because he needed to be treated for stab wounds during the incident.
Robert's father was also a Mullville police officer;
Friends and neighbors say they were "the perfect couple."No surprise and in true cowardly abuser style Robert Vanaman hired an attorney almost immediately following the shooting; he is immune from answering any questions by police because he is represented by a lawyer; he is allowed upon leaving the hospital to return home to the crime scene where the death is still under investigation; He went on sick leave from the department for six months before he was charged with her murder. And Vanaman was also charged with criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, tampering with evidence, hindering prosecution and obstructing the administration of law enforcement.
NJ] Barbara Vanaman shot & killed by police officer husband
[NJ] Millville Police Sgt. Vanaman charged with murdering wife, Barbara
[NJ] Police Sgt. Vanaman ‘s NEW excuse for killing wife Barbara? [Oct. 2007] – The I-shot-my-wife-in-self-defense was forseeably crumbling for Millville Police Officer Robert Vanaman as the prosecutor insisted that he can show that Vanaman’s wounds (surface scratches) were self inflicted. Now it looks like his attorney is exploring blaming the gun for accidentally firing instead – the same gun that Vanaman said he deliberately shot at Barbara, – TWICE – to protect himself…
[NJ] Stopping wife-killer Officer Vanaman from claiming self-defense
[NJ] Slow-mo shuffle towards the murder-of- Barbara trial
[NJ] Wife-murder trial of (free as a bird) Sgt Vanaman could get delayed
[NJ] Millville Police Sgt. Vanaman denied venue change for his murder-of- Barbara trial
[NJ] Any excuse to think of slain Sgt’s wife Barbara Vanaman is a good one
[NJ] Wife-killer Sgt. Vanaman pre-trial hearing postponed
[NJ] Sgt. Vanaman’s murder-of-Barbara trial date tentatively set for March
[NJ] Almost 3 years after killing his wife Barbara, Sgt. Vanaman presents the “nut & slut” defensehttp://murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/search?q=vanaman
Please take a moment if you are involved or know someone in a violent relationship the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (shown below) by Susan Murphy Milano from the Book "Time's Up" from Courage Network on Vimeo.
Susan is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, Amazon.com and wherever books are sold. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talkhttp://www.herewomentalk.com/and is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated The Roth Show with Dr Laurie Roth. Susan is a survivor- the daughter of a police officer family intimate partner homicide by her father who murdered her mother before committing suicide.