An Alabama man accused of killing his wife, who lived an online life as an adult model, shared a series of sexually charged and troubling news with her in the weeks leading up to Kat West’s death.
A murder trial is currently underway against Jeff West, the Birmingham suburb accused of murdering Calera mother Kathleen Dawn West, who led a double life as an adult model online under the name “Kitty Kat West”.
According to AL.com, Shelby County Circuit judge Bill Bostick ruled Wednesday that text messages found between the couple are acceptable in court as the news was a point of contention.
The sexually charged messages between Kat West and Jeff West show strong intimacy but also show clear signs of strain in their relationship, according to officials who saw the news.
Jurors in the murder trial of a Calera woman, mother and online exhibitionist have not yet seen the text messages
Jeff and Kat West text messages reveal problematic marriage and intimacy
John Robbins, Jeff West’s attorney, had struggled to admit the sexually charged messages between Kat West and his client. He argued that they were only showing common marital arguments and were serving no purpose.
The prosecutors, in turn, argue that the arguments showed clear signs of severe strain in the relationship.
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In a December message, weeks before her death, Kat West accused her husband of “throwing away 14 years of marriage”.
Another text read: “I’ll never go on this vacation with you again.”
Prosecutors claim the news exposed tensions that led West to kill his wife with a blow to the head from a liquor bottle.
Jurors hear texts between wife, husband accused of death
Robbins argues that all messages should be allowed if the disturbing ones are allowed, referring to other messages where Kat West has sent between the argumentative files and sexually charged messages to her husband.
“Thanks for making me feel sexy,” West said in another message to her husband.
“It’s a bunch of bullshit to me,” Robbins said this week, according to The Associated Press. “It’s supposed to show the volatile marriage they had. She’ll be mad at him one minute and send him nude pictures and say she loves him the next.”
According to the ABC subsidiary WBMA-LD, Lt. Alabaster Police Department’s Daniel Goodwin told the court on Wednesday that the two listed each other as “Big Pappa” and “MILF West” in their phone contact names.
Robbins said Kat asked her husband to photograph her in pink panties, high heels, and the pink bra she was wearing at the time of her death. Robbins has argued that the couple’s relationship was in a good place.
Texts reveal fights, nude photos between Kat West, husband in weeks before her death
Despite the sexually charged news, prosecutors allege Jeff West murdered his wife Kat West by punching her in the head with a bottle of absinthe. She was found dead on her lawn after a blunt violent trauma, partially clothed and with a bottle of absinthe next to her body.
According to CBS subsidiary WHNT, Robbins argued that the night she died, Kat West fell drunk, hit her head and caused fatal injuries while Jeff West slept.
The process continues this week and it is unclear when it will be completed.
Jeff West’s attorney said he was not sure his client would take a stand on the case.
Jeff West threw his arms in the air as the judge announced the texts would be filed. Jeff West’s attorney, John Robbins, told CBS 42 on Wednesday that the news does not hit the case prosecutors are hoping for.
Passionate texts between Kat and Jeff West are to be presented to the jury in the murder trial