Alabama man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kat West
The husband of an Alabama cam girl found pummeled to death was convicted of manslaughter in a trial where his mother testified in her defense.
William Jeffrey West, 47, was sentenced on Friday night for the January 2018 death of his wife, Kathleen Dawn West, a stay-at-home mom who has lived a double life as “Kitty Kat West” on a dedicated website. adults “, Birmingham Station WBRC reported. He had pleaded not guilty and claimed that she died after hitting her head in a fall while intoxicated.
Her mother testified on her behalf on Friday, saying her daughter was a heavy drinker prone to antics once she got drunk.
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Prosecutors have argued that the 42-year-old woman died of a blow to the head caused by a lucid absinthe bottle brandished by her husband, which was found near her partially clothed body. They said he killed her because of her heavy drinking and her use of social media to promote her adult website. Her blood and her husband’s fingerprints were on the bottle.
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He was initially charged with murder. “While we continue to believe this was intentional murder, we are pleased that he has been brought to justice,” Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Daniel McBrayer said.
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The jury deliberated nearly five hours before pronouncing the verdict, AL.com reported, delivering its unanimous verdict around 10 p.m.
West faces two to twenty years in prison.