Ex-cop shoots his wife and burns their house
A former policeman is on trial in Kansas, accused of killing his wife and setting their home on fire more than two years ago.Attorneys for Brett Seacat say his wife, Vashti, started the fire and shot herself. On Monday, jurors heard from the Seacats' marriage counselor, Connie Suderman. She testified that Seacat called her just hours after his wife's death in April 2011."He said, 'I killed her, Vashti is dead and it's my fault.' That's what he said," Suderman said, according to KWCH.The counselor also testified that she met with Vashti Seacat shortly before her death.She purportedly told Suderman she was worried about how her husband was handling their divorce but was happier than she'd been in years. The counselor also testified about a conversation she and Vashti Seacat had about suicide."She couldn't do that to her boys. She elaborated by saying that she loved being a mom. She couldn't leave them. They needed her," Suderman said.Those sentiments were echoed Monday by Vashti Seacat's friend, Erika Head, who spoke to cnn."She was very happy with her life, and she knew that things were looking up," Head said about Seacat, saying she was "never, ever" suicidal. the counselor also testified about a conversation she and Vashti Seacat had about suicide. The ex-cop says to investigators "I'm smart enough that if I wanted to kill my wife ... I could've come up with something better than this," "This is what a crazy person does." Now the question still remains what is the verdict for this ex-cop and will he ever get out?