The trial of Markus Isiah Seymore in the alleged murder of Adrian Snow on Nov. 11, 2010 is going forward after a hearing on Monday morning.
The motion filed by attorney Jeremy Moulton, representing Tron Hill, a co-defendant in the alleged robbery of a GameStop, which led to a shooting, for severance to separate his trial from that of Seymore and Giovannte Maddox was granted by Rockdale County Superior Court.
The three defendants have had their cases separated with Seymore set to go to trial following jury selection, which started Monday afternoon. Maddox and Hill will be tried at a later date.
Maddox, 27, of Atlanta, and Hill, 25, and Seymore, 17, are charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, obstruction and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The three allegedly robbed the Conyers GameStop, on Dogwood Drive, at gunpoint on Nov. 11, 2010, tied up an employee in the back, and shot customer Adrian Snow, 40, who later died from his wounds. Maddox and Hill were caught and arrested at the scene. Seymore escaped and spent the night in the sewer system before being arrested the next morning when he emerged on the Interstate 20 median.
Hill's motion for severance for Hill cited that the "defenses presented by the defendants are likely to be antagonistic to one another" and that the jury might "construe evidence against Maddox or Seymore against Hill." Hill also would be able to use Seymore or Maddox as witnesses if the trials were separated.
Seymore is represented by public defender Owen Humphries. Seymore was recently also identified by DNA tests as having ties to the June 2010 armed robbery of Wendy's on Ga. Highway 138.