A Jackson County Grand Jury will consider the murder allegations Monday, Feb. 23, against a Commerce man who allegedly shot and killed his wife.
Martin Lewis “Marty” Seymour, 31, is charged in the Dec. 4 slaying of Jamie Sue Seymour, 29. Police say Seymour fired four shots from a .380 caliber pistol into his wife’s head as she lay asleep on the living room couch in their Arlington Lane home in Brentwood Estates.
The couple was allegedly experiencing marital difficulties, and Mrs. Seymour was planning to leave for Indiana the following day with the couple’s 3-year-old daughter and Mrs. Seymour’s parents. According to the Commerce Police Department, Martin Seymour had been drinking and appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the shooting.
Seymour is being held in the Jackson County Jail.
Assuming he is indicted, arraignment day will be held Monday, March 9, at which time Seymour would enter a plea.
“Usually they (defendants) will have an attorney by then. That starts the process,” said District Attorney Brad Smith. “The courts usually give them 10 days to file motions, then they set hearings and they are heard by the judge.”
Smith said his office will consolidate the final reports from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, State Crime Lab and Commerce Police Department to present to the grand jury.