KINGMAN, Kansas — Defense attorneys for Brett Seacat spent most of Thursday morning cross-examining an investigator with the KBI.
A tackle box filled with empty vials and syringes was introduced into evidence.
Defense lawyers have suggested diet drugs may have made Vashti Seacat suicidal in the days before her death.
Jurors also learned more about a note written by Seacat.
It is cryptic.
It quotes “Calm, Died/Accident”.
The second line reads “Her Parents”.
The third and fourth lines read “Everything that the truth (no suicide)”.
Seacat says it is a note he made while talking to the couple’s marriage counselor in the hours after Vashti’s death.
“He told me he had talked to his counselor and that he sought her advice on how to talk to his children about their mother’s death,” said Brian Carroll, KBI Investigator.
Later Thursday afternoon, jurors heard how Brett Seacat spent most of the day in his office at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center with the door shut and locked and how he torched two hard drives and a couple of cell phones later found in the trash.
He asked for an overhead projector to be pulled out of storage.
Prosecutors claim the dusty, never used device was used to forge Vashti’s suicide note.
Seacat says he needed it for a fraud investigation.
“After we retrieved the projector, he just said that there was some kind of fraud thing that he was working on to see if he could duplicate it,” said Karen Roberts, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
After six days of testimony the state is getting close to wrapping up their case against Brett Seacat.
The defense will then have their turn. Brett Seacat is expected to testify.