Prosecutors blast credentials of handwriting expert in Seacat trial

Journal entries in Brett Seacat murder trial

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KINGMAN, Kansas — Jurors hear more testimony on day 10 of Brett Seacat’s trial about the alleged suicide note found in Vashti’s journal.

A KBI expert has testified it is an obvious forgery, but a defense witness claims it isn’t an obvious forgery.

Avis Odenbaugh, handwriting expert, would not allow her testimony for broadcast.

She believes the differences in handwriting between the note and other entries in Vashti’s journal were caused by stress and possibly medication.

Prosecutors blasted Odenbaugh’s credentials pointing out that she is not certified by any forensic board, and her prior certification came from two companies who no longer exist.

Jurors also heard from the co-owner of a new age medical clinic in Oklahoma.

She is the one who prescribed Vashti, HCG, a diet drug that defense attorney’s applied may have made Vashti suicidal.

During day 10, the defense called more than a dozen witnesses.

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