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June 4th, 2013
06:23 AM ET

Ex-Cop denies killing wife – Ted Rowlands reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

A former policeman is on trial in Kansas, accused of killing his wife and setting their home on fire more than two years ago.

Attorneys for Brett Seacat say his wife, Vashti, started the fire and shot herself.

But prosecutors say he was upset about the dissolution of their marriage, giving him more than enough motive.

On Monday, jurors heard from the Seacats' marriage counselor,CNN affiliate KWCH reported.

Connie Suderman testified that Seacat called her just hours after his wife's death in April 2011.

"He said, 'I killed her, Vashti is dead and it's my fault.' That's what he said," Suderman said, according to KWCH.

The counselor also testified that she met with Vashti Seacat shortly before her death.

READ MORE: Did Kansas cop kill wife, burn down their home?


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May 29th, 2013
09:09 AM ET

American woman jailed in Mexico due in court today – Casey Wian reports

The American woman accused of trying to smuggle 12 lb. of marijuana is due in court today. Casey Wian has more. "There's a chance she's gonna get out soon," Wian reports. But, he says, “In this case the judge has the power to hold Maldonado in prison up to four months before trial.”

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May 28th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

American wife & mother accused of smuggling pot, arrested in Mexico – John Berman reports

Yanira Maldonado, an American woman accused of smuggling pot in Mexico, may find out today if she will go free or remain in jail until her trial. John Berman has the story.

"Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he is personally involved," Berman reports. "He is working the case. He's had several conversations with...the Mexican Ambassador to the United States. They're trying to bring Maldonado home."

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May 27th, 2013
08:15 AM ET

Death row mom Debra Milke could soon go free – Christine Romans reports

"Death Row Debbie" was sentenced to death for plotting her 4-year-old son's murder in 1990. Christine Romans has more.

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May 15th, 2013
12:26 PM ET

Murder Trial of Model Juliana Redding begins: CNN's Stephanie Elam Reports

The murder trial for model Juliana Redding has begun after nearly five years. The defendant Kelly Soo Park is described a 'female James Bond' and a 'female hit man.' CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on Early Start on the strange circumstances behind this alleged murder.


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May 9th, 2013
08:21 AM ET

Jurors find Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in riveting climax to trial – John Berman reports

Reactions are emotional and dramatic after a jury finds Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder. John Berman covers the story.

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