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Appellant Kevin Sears was convicted of malice murder for the shooting death of William Cowart, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against Cowart’s fiancee, Nancy Hilliard. Appellant was also charged with simple assault against Bridget Cowart, who was Appellant’s girlfriend and Cowart’s niece, but the jury acquitted Appellant of that charge. Appellant argued on appeal of those convictions that the evidence was insufficient to support the charges against him, and that there was a fatal variance between the allegations of the indictment and the proof at trial with respect to the aggravated assault charge. Finding no error, the Supreme Court affirmed.