Seabrooks v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Appellant DeAndre Seabrooks was convicted of malice murder and related offenses arising out of the shooting death of Sariah Wilcoxson. The jury learned that Seabrooks had a longstanding feud with the victim’s brother and that, on the night of the murder, the victim was dressed in oversized clothing and resembled her brother. On the evening of January 11, 2016, Chasity Brawner and Billy Malcolm, both of whom had known Seabrooks for years, witnessed him fire what was described as a “long gun” or “military-style firearm” into the entrance of a DeKalb County apartment complex where the victim was standing. Brawner made eye contact with Seabrooks immediately after the shooting and observed him mouth the phrase, “They gone quit f*****g with me.” On appeal, Seabrooks claimed only that trial counsel was ineffective. Finding no error, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed.