J. J. Paulsen
|J. J. Paulsen|
|Born||John James Paulsen
November 23, 1959
Queens, New York City, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer|
In the spring of 2007 Paulsen was arrested for the murder of his wife, Leanne Serrano-Paulsen, after police found her body in the attic of their Carmel, Indiana home. Serrano-Paulsen's autopsy results indicated she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, and that she had been dead for two to three weeks prior to the discovery of her body. The couple had a history of domestic violence, and in January 2007 J.J. Paulsen had pleaded guilty to domestic battery stemming from an incident the previous year.
On December 23, 2008, Paulsen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. On March 27 of the following year, Paulsen was sentenced to 26 years in prison He was incarcerated at the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill, Indiana and released early on September 12, 2016.
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