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Arraignments set in murder case
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The Dawson County man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father is set to answer to the charges against him in Superior Court on Monday.

Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII, 50, was charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime in connection with the Nov. 22 death of Brandon Weaver, also of Dawson County.

Seppenfield's co-defendant Tory Jude Miguez, 25, is also scheduled to be arraigned Monday, according to court documents.

Weaver, 37, died from shots fired at close range during a fight with Seppenfield in southeastern Dawson County.

The fight on Whitney Place reportedly started when Weaver and another man arrived at the home to confront the people living there.

Authorities said Weaver's son had been at a birthday party at the home several hours earlier that evening and had called home to say he wanted to leave.

According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, the child felt uncomfortable about something going on at the party.

The confrontation escalated and shots were fired by Seppenfield, according to officials.

Weaver was hit twice, once in the chest and once in the side. He died on the scene, a short time after first responders arrived at the home.

Wooten has said alcohol was involved.

According to the January indictment, Miguez used a handgun to strike and cause serious bodily injury to the male that arrived on scene with Weaver.

Miguez's charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime against another person and two counts of aggravated assault.

He was released on $35,000 bond Feb. 2.

Seppenfield has remained in Dawson County Sheriff's custody since his arrest on Dec. 6. His bond has been set at $250,000.

 

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