Judge Orders All Records In Seacat Case Sealed

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Prosecutors were to have their written response to Brett Seacat's motion to reduce bond to a Kingman County judge by today, but the public will not know if he has granted it.

Seacat, 35, was arrested last month after a fire nearly destroyed their Kingman home and killed his wife, Vashti Forrest-Seacat. Both of the Seacat children escaped the burning home with their father.

Last week, Seacat's attorney, Roger Falk, requested that the defendant's $1-million bond be reduced to a range of $50,000-$100,000 and that Seacat would agree to live with his parents, submit to electronic monitoring, and report to the sheriff on a daily basis. Prosecutors said that they did not want to respond to the motion publicly. If the judge were to grant the request, Seacat would have to come up with 10% of the mount in order to bond out of jail.

Seacat has been held in the Kingman County Jail since May 14 after widespread speculation that he set the fire two weeks after Vashti Forrest-Seacat filed for divorce. Friends and family members have told KAKE News that Vashti was allowing Brett to sleep on the couch until he could find a place to live.

As of 5:00 PM Thursday, Brett Seacat was still listed as an inmate at the Kingman County Jail.

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