HYDRA LACY'S WIFE: I'm so sorry

6:37 AM, Jan 26, 2011   |    comments
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Seminole, Florida - Her statement was brief, but powerful.

Through tears, the wife of Hydra Lacy Jr. offered a heartfelt apology to the families of the fallen St. Petersburg officers killed in the line of duty on Monday.

10 News was one of the only television stations there when she spoke for the first time since the tragedy where two police officers lost their lives on Monday in a standoff.

Christine Lacy told 10 News, "I'm very sorry that this had to happen. And, to his family also, I'm sorry. I don't have anything to say right now. I'm sorry guys."

With that statement, Lacy walked to her sister, Carol Jewell's, car, and drove away.  For now, since she doesn't have a home, the wife of Hydra Lacy Jr. will stay in Seminole at her sister's home.

Christine says she's not necessarily concerned about putting her own life together but, instead, she's worried about the lives of the fallen officers and their families.

The relationship between Hydra Lacy Jr. and his wife was a tumultuous one.  Friends say they feared for Christine's safety.  At one point, they say, Hydra beat her so badly that she ended up in the emergency room.

The 39-year-old registered sex offender told his family that he had already been to prison and was not going back. 

The City of St. Petersburg held a news conference late Tuesday afternoon and said that they were going through the rubble at Christine's home to try and find any personal items left behind. 

Melanie Michael, 10 News

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