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Grand jury indicts murder suspect
Co-defendant faces aggravated assault charges
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A Dawson County Grand Jury on Tuesday handed down a murder indictment against a Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father.

Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII, 50, was charged with murder in connection with the Nov. 22 death of Brandon Weaver, also of Dawson County.

The indictment shows felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime against another person charges against Seppenfield.

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

Tory Jude Miguez, 25, of Cartersville was also indicted in the case.

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 taken into custody Wednesday and is being held without bail, according to jail records.

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 his dad to say he wanted to go home.

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.

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

Wooten has said alcohol was involved.

A preliminary hearing is set to be heard in Dawson County Magistrate Court on Jan. 21.

Seppenfield has been held without bail in Dawson County Sheriff's custody since his arrest on Dec. 6.

 

 

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