By Chris Durden
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
4:50 PM CDT, October 4, 2012
The murder trial of a former Kansas police instructor and Sedgwick County deputy has been postponed until May.
Brett Seacat will now go on trial on May 20, 2013 for the death of his wife, Vashti, in April 2011.
Prosecutors say Seacat shot his wife, then set their Kingman home on fire.
Seacat is also charged with aggravated arson and two counts of aggravated child endangerment. Prosecutors say the couple's two children were in the house when the murder occurred.
Seacat has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He claims Vashti, who filed for divorce before her death, killed herself.
The trial was originally scheduled for December. Jurors who were summoned will receive letters shortly telling them they don't have to appear in court.
Pretrial hearings are still scheduled for Oct. 30 and Nov. 19.
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