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Wife charged in fatal shooting of Screven Co. man
Sheriff: Son, 15, also shot multiple times
Jennifer Seaman
Jennifer Seaman

A Newington teen remains in serious but stable condition Monday after a Friday night shooting that left his father dead and his mother in jail.

Jennifer Seaman, 40, of Pine Needle Circle in Newington, is charged with murder, said Brett Dickerson, Screven County sheriff's investigator.

Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, Screven County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at the Pine Needle Circle home just outside of Newington, where they found a 15-year-old male suffering from "multiple gunshot wounds" near the home, said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile in a statement released Monday.

Brian Seaman, 46, was found dead inside the home, also having been shot several times, he said. Screven County EMS transported the teen to a hospital.

Deputies found Jennifer Seaman inside the home and arrested her.

The case is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 5 Office in Statesboro, Dickerson said. He was unable to divulge additional details, such as a possible motive for the shootings.

Because Monday was a holiday, comments from the GBI were not immediately available.

"Further charges are probable," Kile said.

In addition to the GBI, other agencies responding to assist with the situation included the Georgia State Patrol, the Oliver Police Department, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, he said.

Further information will be published when it is available.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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