(KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan.) — Jury selection is almost complete for the trial of a Kingman man accused of killing his wife. Brett Seacat's trial is expected to start with opening statements this afternoon.
Seacat, a former law enforcement instructor, is charged with murdering Vashti Seacat. Her burned body was found among the charred remains of the couple's Kingman County home in April of 2011.
Once the trial begins, Eyewitness News plans to provide a live stream of the court proceedings. A court order prohibits us from live blogging, so we will provide updates on our website during court breaks.
624 people in Kingman county received an 11 page juror questionnaire. They were divided into groups of 24 to be individually questioned in court. Some have already been excused from duty.
The prosecution and defense asked potential jurors if they already have opinions about the case and whether they can put those opinions aside if they are selected as jurors.