By The Associated Press
March 26, 2012
KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) - A former law enforcement instructor charged with killing his wife will go on trial Aug. 20.
Brett Seacat is charged with first-degree murder in the April 30, 2011, death of his wife, Vashti, at their Kingman home.
A Kingman County District Court judge on Monday scheduled Seacat's trial to begin Aug. 20. The trial had been scheduled to begin on April 23.
Seacat is also charged with aggravated arson and two counts of endangering a child.
Prosecutors allege Seacat shot his wife and set the house on fire, two weeks after his wife had filed for divorce. Brett Seacat and the couple's two young sons escaped.
Seacat pleaded not guilty to the charges. His attorneys say Vashti Seacat set the fire and then took her own life.
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