Media Presence Ramps Up At Kingman Murder Trial

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The media presence outside the Kingman County courthouse has more than doubled in the last two days, as national news programs take interest in the case of a former Kansas lawman accused of murdering his wife.

Yesterday, CNN sent a dedicated reporter who began providing live reports on Headline News and other editorial news programs. ABC's 20/20 and Dateline NBC both have employees here tracking the trial.

Today, the defense finished up with a handwriting expert, who showed the jury a suicide note that the state contends was forged by Brett Seacat before her death. However, the expert - called by the defense - told the court that she believed the suicide note was, in fact, written by Vashti Forrest-Seacat based on hand written entries found in her private journal.

It is not known when -- or even if -- Brett Seacat himself will take the stand in his own defense. During the final pre-trial motions hearing, defense attorney Roger Falk told Judge Larry Solomon that he planned to introduce the accused murderer as a witness.

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