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Judge denies bond reduction for former Kansas police instructor charged with murdering wife

June 9, 2011


— A former Kansas police instructor charged with murdering his wife lost a request to have his $1 million bond reduced.

Thirty-five-year-old Brett Seacat is charged with killing his 34-year-old wife, Vashti Seacat on April 30, setting fire to their Kingman home and putting their two children in danger.

The Wichita Eagle reported Thursday that Kingman County District Judge Larry Solomon on Tuesday denied a defense motion to reduce Seacat's bond.

Seacat, a former Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy who taught officers at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, is charged with first-degree murder. Authorities found his wife's body in the couple's home April 30. Seacat and the couple's two sons, ages 2 and 4, made it out of the house.

Vashti Seacat filed for divorce 16 days before she died.


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