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Brett Seacat’s trial pushed back to May 2013

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 9:42 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 7:42 a.m.

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The trial of Brett Seacat, a former Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy and law enforcement instructor accused of killing his wife, has been continued from December to May 20, 2013, the Kingman County District Court’s office said Friday.

Seacat, of Kingman, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and child endangerment. His wife, Vashti Seacat, was found dead with a gunshot wound after a fire at their home in April 2011.

The defense requested the continuance, marking the third time Seacat’s attorneys have asked for a postponement in the jury trial. It was moved from Aug. 20 to Dec. 3 after originally being set for April 23.

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