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Hearing set in murder case
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A hearing initially set for last week in the state's murder case against a Dawsonville man has been moved to Jan. 21, according to court records.

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

The preliminary hearing is set to be heard in Dawson County Magistrate Court.

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

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.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten 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.

The child felt uncomfortable about something going on at the party, according to Wooten.

The confrontation escalated and shots were fired. Weaver was hit twice in the chest. He died on the scene.

Wooten said alcohol was involved, a factor that hindered the investigation.

Weaver, a well-known parks and recreation coach, is survived by his wife Heather Weaver, three young sons, numerous family members and friends throughout many communities.