KINGMAN, Kansas – Two weeks after Brett Seacat was convicted of killing his wife in their Kingman home, the burned-out reminder of that tragedy is finally torn down.
For the last two years, neighbors and family members have had to stare at what was left of the burnt-out home in Kingman.
Early Thursday, a construction crew began the process of tearing down the home.
For many, the home was a reminder of the senseless death of Vashti Seacat.
Her husband, Brett Seacat, was convicted for murder and the setting their house on fire in April 2011.
Rich Forrest, Vashti’s brother, is out of town on family vacation
He says he had no idea the home was going to be torn down today but says this is a last chapter for him.
“In some ways it is bitter-sweet. We want to close out this chapter in our life, but it is also hard to see the place that we have the last memories of her in a way gone now.”
Forrest says he actually visited the house the last week of the trial and recalled seeing the kids’ Easter baskets still sitting on a table inside.
It was the last time their family had spent a holiday together.
Now that the house is gone, Forrest says he and his family will now concentrate on raising the couple’s two boys.