A preliminary hearing is getting under way in a case involving a former police instructor accused of killing his wife and setting fire to their southern Kansas home.


A preliminary hearing is getting under way in a case involving a former police instructor accused of killing his wife and setting fire to their southern Kansas home.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/vWSHGM ) reports that prosecutors will begin offering evidence Tuesday of why they think 35-year-old Brett Seacat should be tried for first-degree murder in the death of his 34-year-old wife, Vashti Seacat.

Her body was found April 30 inside their Kingman home. Brett Seacat also faces charges of aggravated arson and two counts of endangering a child.

The former Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy taught officers at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

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.