The mother of Kathleen “Kat” West, the online exhibitionist who was found dead and naked earlier this year, insisted that West's husband is not responsible for the death and even suggested it wasn't a murder at all.
"He's a good man. He loved her with all his heart."
She said her daughter died from a fall, claiming she was an alcoholic with bipolar disorder who got drunk and "fell all the time."
Kat West, a 42-year-old mother, was found dead and partially nude in January outside of her Calera, Alabama home. Her husband was charged in February, and Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said he was "the suspect from the very beginning." Prosecutors said William West attacked his wife with a bottle, which was found near her body, allegedly with his fingerprints on it.
The husband has said he is innocent.
Footage showed Kat shopping inside a liquor store and buying alcohol with a man that appears to be her husband just hours before her death. West was smiling and laughing and her hubby gave her a playful pat on her behind.
“They came in, it looked like they were on their date night," Stacey Oglesby, the liquor store clerk who rang them up, told Inside Edition. "They bought a bottle of Jameson and a bottle of Lucid absinthe and made their purchase and went on their way. Everything was normal."
At a court hearing on Monday, Martin sat with William's mother, Carolyn West. AL.com reported that the two mothers were holding hands.
Kat worked as an adult model under the moniker Kitty Kat West on her own subscription-based website. She left behind a 13-year-old daughter. Her death has inspired Facebook groups full of internet sleuths to look for clues to crack the case, Gizmodo reported.
[Photo: Shelby County Jail]