Alabama man William West, 44, is arrested in the bone-force killing of his wife, Cat West, who led a provocative double life.
An Alabama man has been arrested in the bone-force killing of his wife, Cat West, who led a provocative double life as a skimpily clad online exhibitionist, according to various news reports.
After a week-long investigation that has national attention to the small Alabama town of Calera, authorities charged William “Jeff” West, 44, murder, Police Chief Sean Lemley said Thursday morning. according to a report published on the website news AL.com.
According to the site, Lemley said that there are a few details he could release about the murder and what particularly made Jeff West is their main suspect in the Jan. 13 slaying of Kathleen Dawn West, 42, who in the West ‘ s wife and the mother of their preteen daughter.
“We know exactly what happened that night,” Lemley said. “And we have the evidence to support that.”
Cat West touted on social media as a stay-at-home mom, but had a subscription to the website, where they went by the name Kitty Kat West, according to news reports. Her Twitter and Instagram accounts, which appeared under the same tittilating name, featured revealing photos of West, which by many accounts had a deep fascination with the screen seductress Marilyn Monroe, and directed viewers to a paid adult site of sexy selfies.
Jeff West is a former military, AL.com he said, and he now works as an unsworn police officer at Birmingham Southern College on the campus of the police, where he is on leave because his wife to kill. AL.com quoted college officials as saying, he is in the process of dismissal.
The Daily Mail said the West has ensured that its exhibitionist wife died as a result of a “drunken accident.”
Cat, as the blonde bombshell was known to friends, was found dead lying face down on the other side of her house on the morning of Jan. 13 when a neighbor to his work.
She was partially clothed with her cell phone next to her lifeless body and an empty bottle of absinthe in balance on top of it, the Daily Mail said.
A report by Inside Edition issues a number of important surveillance footage showing the couple laughing and shopping at a liquor store eight hours before the discovery of the body. When they leave, according to the report, Jeff West is seen patting his wife’s back.
Chief Lemley said the couple seemed happy in the video, according to Inside Edition, but he added that, “unfortunately, domestic [cases] turn bad very quickly. Everything can cause. You get in an argument, it can turn bad quickly.”
Police would not say what would have precipitated a fight between the West.
Inside Edition, the Daily Mail and AL.com contributed to this report.