Defense calls more than a dozen witnesses on day 10

Defense calls nearly a dozen witnesses on day 10

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KINGMAN, Kansas — Defense attorneys for Brett Seacat called more than a dozen witnesses to the stand in day 10 of the trial.

They are trying to raise a reasonable doubt about their client’s guilt.

The biggest target, the integrity of the crime scene.

Dozens of questions were directed at law enforcement curious about the log of people allowed inside the home and whether or not Vashti’s Volkswagon was moved from the scene.

Police say they kept good records, and the integrity of the crime scene remained intact.

“Did you ever see any member of the public walk across the residence yard?” asked the prosecutor.

“No,” responded KBI Agent Brian Carroll.

“Did you see any members of the public walk in the house?” asked the prosecutor.

“No,” said Carroll.

Two neighbors of Vashti also took the stand each saying they did not hear a gunshot prior to the fire.

Another neighbor testified earlier she heard a gunshot 40 minutes before the fire.

Both of the neighbors called to the stand by the defense say they were sleeping at that time.

One witness says he can’t hear anything that happens outside his home.

“When my house is shut up, I cannot hear the whistle,” said Robert Defore, Vashti’s neighbor.

Reporters covering the trial are not given an advance list of witnesses.

The media has no idea where the defense will be going on day 11.

Brett Seacat is still expected to testify later this week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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