The former cop who was convicted of first-degree murder and the coverup in the death of his wife, Vashti Seacat, was sentenced Monday in Kansas.  The judge gave him life in prison with the possibility of parole after 31 years and 3 months.

“You haven’t admitted guilt. You haven’t admitted responsibility, and you didn’t…express remorse that Vashti’s no longer on this earth,” Judge Solomon said. “…I don’t intend to show you any mercy. You didn’t show Vashti any mercy on April 30, 2011.”

Vashti’s family spoke at the sentencing and asked the judge to give the maximum under Kansas law, which he did.  Brett Seacat gave a statement blaming the judge for conspiring to convict him and saying that the jurors would go to hell for convicting him.

“I know what covers up crimes and what doesn’t. I know that a bullet hole has never been covered up by a fire…” Seacat said.

His attorneys plan to appeal the decision.  Two months ago, the jury deliberated for 6 hours before convicting Seacat.  Defense attorney Roger Falk said that Vashti Seacat killed herself because she was depressed due to a side effect of her medication.


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