Friday, May 24, 2013
The murder trial against an ex-sheriff's deputy and Kansas law enforcement instructor, Brett Seacat, continued today.
Seacat is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Vashti Forrest-Seacat.
The third day of the trial consisted of playing back a videotaped interview with Seacat, two weeks after his wife died on April 30, 2011.
In the interview, Seacat explained that the couple sought marriage counseling and that his wife showed signs of depression. Vashti had filed for divorce two weeks before her death.
"For eight hours a day she would have her game-face on and you could tell when she came home at night. She was getting worse," said Seacat in the taped interview.
The defense is claiming that Vashti set the house on fire and killed herself.
State prosecutors have said they will introduce crime scene photos that show Vashti's charred body laying on her upstairs bed with the gun underneath her. They contend there's no way the weapon could have come to rest underneath her if she did, in fact, kill herself.