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Jury seated for trial in South Forsyth grads slaying
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DAWSONVILLE — A Dawson County jury was seated Monday night after hours of questions to potential jurors in the trial of Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII, who is accused in the 2014 shooting death of a popular little league coach.

Seppenfield, 51, is charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Opening statements for trial that could take up to two weeks are set for this morning.

The charges stem from a Nov. 22, 2014, fight on Whitney Place, off Dawson Forest Road in southeastern Dawson County, that ended in gunfire.

Brandon Weaver, 37, of Dawsonville was hit twice at close range, once in the chest and once in the side.

The father of three and 1995 South Forsyth High School graduate died at the scene, a short time after first responders arrived.

Authorities say Seppenfield fired the deadly shots.

The fight reportedly started when Weaver and another man, identified as Marty Buice, 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.

Also arrested in connection with the fight was 25-year-old Tory Jude Miguez, 25, who was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony crime.

During a calendar call last month, it was confirmed that Miguez's case would not be heard until Seppenfield's trial was complete.

Last September, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal granted a motion filed on behalf of Seppenfield to sever his proceedings from those of Miguez.

Weaver’s survivors include his wife, three young sons and numerous family members and friends throughout many communities.

According to his obituary, Weaver graduated from South in 1995. Forsyth County News records show he was a member of the newspaper’s 1994 All-County football team as a defensive end.

Weaver then went on to play football at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville and then Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D.