OnlyFans star Kat West's husband to face murder trial after 'killing her over her secret life as porn star'

ONLYFANS star Kat West's husband is set to face trial for murder next month after allegedly killing his wife over her secret life as a porn star.

Jeff West stands accused of bludgeoning his wife "Kitty" Kat West to death with an absinthe bottle and leaving her body outside their home in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, in 2018.




The US Army veteran and former security guard is set to stand trial for her death next month, WRBL reports.

A judge in Shelby County has set a September 14 start date for jury selection in the trial which will see an end to a case which has generated enormous national publicity over the past two and a half years.

Kat, 42, was a stay-at-home mom-of-one – but led a double life as a secret Only Fans porn star, charging followers $15.99 a month to access DIY erotic content.

'DOUBLE LIFE'

She also had popular Twitter and Instagram accounts using the moniker Kitty Kat West.

Her partially nude body was found at around 5am on January 13, 2018, by a 19-year-old woman on her way to an early-morning shift at a fast-food restaurant.

The woman also found nearby a green bottle placed on top of a cellphone, an arrangement she said appeared to have been staged.

The teen's father, who also later attended the scene, said he touched Kat's back and found that she wasn't breathing.

Describing Jeff West's demeanour that morning, the woman said: "It was odd. It was very odd.


"He walked out like it didn't even matter to him."

Her father added that West walked out of his house and said: "What's going on? That's my wife."

CCTV from a nearby liquor store showed him and his wife buying a bottle of Lucid Absinthe and a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey on the night before her body was discovered.

West was taken into custody on February 22, just over a month after Kat's death, and later charged with her murder.

He has since been held at Shelby County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

He denies any role in Kat's death.

Charging documents say Kat died after being struck across the head with a bottle.

John Robbins, an attorney representing West, has said his client was aware of his wife's life as an online star, but that he had no role in her death.

He has also criticized the size of West's bond, saying his client has effectively been serving time for a crime of which he has not yet been found guilty.

“Jeff is certainly looking forward to defending himself at trial of this case,” Robbins said.

“There is absolutely no evidence that he is a flight risk. He was honorably discharged from the Army after 21 years of service, he has no criminal record.

"He was gainfully employed up until his arrest, he has strong ties to the community and he has a strong desire to clear his name.”



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