Cam-girl Kathleen Kitty Kat West was bludgeoned to death with a bottle on the night of Jan 12, 2018, prosecutors said
Her husband’s fingerprints were found on the purported murder weapon used in cam-girl wife’s death
Fingerprints belonging to William Jeffery West, 37, were found an absinthe bottle purported to be murder weapon
Kathleen West, 42, died of blunt force trauma from being hit in the head with the bottle according to the arrest warrant for her husband Jeffery West
The prints indicated West held the bottle inverted, by the ‘throat’ instead of the base, an expert told jurors this week
Prosecutors in a murder trial say an Alabama man accused of killing his ‘exhibitionist’ wife left fingerprint evidence on the alleged murder weapon.
Prints of the left thumb and left ring finger of William Jeffrey West, 47, were discovered on a bottle of Lucid absinthe that prosecutors say was used to kill his wife, Kathleen Dawn West in their Alabama home on January 12, 2018
A fingerprint expert with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency testified during the third day of West’s murder trial Thursday, detailing to jurors how evidence shows the bottle was held inverted by the man – by its “throat” instead of its base, according to the report.
Kathleen West, a 42-year-old stay-at-home mom who lived a double life as “Kitty Kat West” on an adult subscription-only website, died of blunt force trauma from being hit in the head with the bottle on Jan. 12, 2018, an arrest warrant for her husband shows.
Prosecutors claim William West killed his wife during a night of drinking, while his attorney claims the heavily intoxicated woman died from accidentally falling and striking her head.
Jurors also saw screenshots of text messages sent between the pair a month or weeks before her partially nude body was found outside the couple’s home in Calera.
In one message sent just eight days before her body was found, Kathleen West told her husband she knew he didn’t “want to be with me,” but claimed his lies were only hurting her more.
“If you don’t want me say it,” Kathleen West wrote her husband in another message, AL.com reported.
“Baby, I want you,” William West replied. “Do you want me? We never really talked after NYE.”
A few days earlier, Kat West had texted her husband that it was the “last time you will guck [sic] me over,” prosecutors said.
“You don’t want me fine,” she wrote. “Someone will.”
Kat West also told her husband he was “throwing away 14 years of marriage,” the text messages show.
Josh Charles Robbins, attorney for William West countered the prosecution argument by showing the jury other texts exchanged by the couple showing a softer side, including his client repeatedly referring to his wife as a “sexy momma” — and her sending him back topless and other risqué photos..
Robbins showed dozens more text messages that showed intimacy and love between the couple. Jeff West repeatedly referred to his wife in multiple messages as “sexy momma” and Kat West often sent him photos of herself topless and in provocative positions.
In one response, the defendant wrote: “Your picture is hot as (expletive),’’ Jeff West replied to one of the photos and “looking good sexy momma” to another. She replied to him at one point, “Thank you for making me feel sexy. I love you.”
Among the photos tendered by the defense were two taken on Friday, Jan. 12, when police believe Kat West was killed. She was wearing a pink bra, pink multi-colored panties and pink stiletto heels. Jeff West said he had taken them on her phone for her Instagram page or subscription-only adult website.
Jurors also watched a 90-minute video of police questioning Jeff West on the day that his wife’s body was found. West told police that he went to bed after the pair both had about six drinks. Kat West then changed into her lingerie to take photos while he went to bed, William West told police.
The interview focused mostly on the social media accounts Kat West operated, through which she shared provocative photos of herself for a subscription fee.
West told cops his wife’s accounts didn’t bother him, it was a way for her to make money. He said he would take photos of her for her to sell on the sites, he said.
William West awoke the next morning as police descended upon the couple’s home. But while he said he went to bed at 10:30 p.m., an app on his phone indicated he took 18 steps between 11:10 and 11:30 p.m., AL.com reported.
Kat West was found dead, wearing only a sports bra bra. Jeff West said his wife was wearing wearing a bra, underwear, and high heels before he went to bed. He said she was wearing a bra, underwear, and high heels. It was normal for his wife to walk around the house dressed in those items, he told police
The former police officer who pled not guilty months later, also insisted to investigators he was not bothered by his wife’s exhibitionist side.He felt secure in their marriage.
They fought about normal things, like his wife’s drinking. He also admitted that he was not as sexual as his wife and maybe that was why she was unhappy. Kat liked to have sex four to five times a week and that he bought her sex toys to relieve sexual tension, adding that they had recently spoken of her desire to have sex with other women, including three in their hometown.
“There’s nothing to be jealous about,” William West told investigators. “Me and her [were] in a good spot.”
At another point, William West insisted to investigators he would “not hurt my wife, not even accidentally,” he told police.