A Jackson County Grand Jury Monday indicted Martin Lewis Seymour, 31, of 211 Arlington Lane Commerce, on murder charges stemming from the Dec. 4 shooting death of his wife, Jamie Sue Seymour, 29.
Seymour faces arraignment Monday, March 9.
He is charged with firing four .380 caliber bullets into his wife as she lay asleep on the couch in the couple’s Brentwood Estates home. Their 3-year-old daughter slept through the incident, police say.
Seymour then allegedly summoned his parents and called 911 to say he had just shot his wife. Police said when they arrived on the scene, Seymour was sitting in the driveway. The couple’s daughter was in a vehicle with Seymour’s parents.
Commerce police who investigated the circumstances said Seymour was upset because his wife had been having an extramarital affair. He’d purchased the gun the day before, and appeared intoxicated at the time of the shooting.
Mrs. Seymour had planned to return with her parents and the couple’s daughter to Indiana the next day, police said.