Former Kansas police instructor sentenced to life in prison

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. - A former Kansas police instructor is beginning his life in prison sentence for killing his wife.

Before his sentencing on Monday, Brett Seacat accused the judge of helping to convict him of hiding evidence that proves his innocence.

"One of the victims family members asked me to show you no mercy. And I don't intend to show you mercy. You didn't show Vashti any mercy," the judge said.

Seacat was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years after being convicted of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of his wife Vashti.

"Before I was even in custody, before you'd seen an affidavit, before you'd seen any of the evidence you'd later help to suppress, before a trial and before a verdict, you were already guaranteeing death in prison," Seacat said to the judge.

He also got more than six years in prison for aggravated arson and child endangerment.

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