Unrepentant and unapologetic, a former Kansas police instructor was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the April 2011 shooting death of his wife.
The Kansas Attorney General’s office is no longer asking a judge to sentence a former law officer to 50 years without parole for killing his wife.
Family of Vashti Forrest Seacat says two families are hurting.
Brett Seacat is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the shooting death of his wife, 34-year-old Vashti Seacat.
Vashti Seacat’s family reacts to the guilty verdict against Brett Seacat and talks about how the couple’s children are doing.
The prosecution and the defense gave their closing arguments Monday in the case of Brett Seacat. He’s charged with shooting his estranged wife Vashti and burning their home.
Prosecutors have portrayed Brett Seacat as a killer who used his law enforcement training to forge a suicide note before shooting his wife, Vashti Seacat.
Testimony in the trial of Brett Seacat has wrapped up with the defendant denying he shot and killed his wife and set their house on fire to hide evidence.
Defense attorneys for Brett Seacat called several witnesses to the stand in day 10 of the trial. They are trying to raise a reasonable doubt about their client’s guilt.
A KBI expert has testified the suicide note is an obvious forgery, but a defense witness claims it isn’t an obvious forgery.
The prosecution rested its case in the Brett Seacat trial Tuesday and the defense began calling witnesses, including Seacat’s older half brother.
Now into day eight, jurors in the trial of Brett Seacat hear testimony that suggests that Vashti was scared for her life as she filed for divorce.
Jurors heard some of the most important testimony in day seven of the Brett Seacat trial.
Lawyers for Brett Seacat spent most of Thursday morning cross-examining an investigator with the KBI.
On Wednesday, the jury heard a tape of Brett Seacat calling 911 after fire engulfed his home.