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Brett Seacat: Likable on stand?

  • Ex-cop Brett Seacat accused of shooting wife dead and setting their home on fire
  • Brett Seacat says his wife set their home on fire and and then killed herself

Brett Seacat, who's charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Vashti, took the stand in his own defense Thursday, where he was later criticized for some of his courtroom behavior.

“I'm hearing a male version of Jodi,” clinical neuroscientist Michelle Ward told HLN's Dr. Drew.. “He's up there smiling and making jokes on the stand. He'’s just not taking it seriously. Again, that weird affect -- behaving totally different than he should be.”

Prosecutors say the former Kansas cop, Brett Seacat, shot and killed his wife Vashti, then set their house on fire and forged a suicide note because she was filing for divorce.

But the defense claims that Vashti was depressed and started the fire herself before committing suicide.

Vashti was 34 at the time of her death.

What's your take? Watch the full clip in the video player above.

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