A Stanly County man will not face the death penalty for the November 2017 shooting death of a Granite Falls resident.
During Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith informed the Court that the State will proceed with a murder charge against Thomas Alexander Seabrooks as a non-capital matter.
Seabrooks, 32, is charged with murder in the Nov. 6, 2017, death of 27-year-old Michael Bryan Gardner. Preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between Seabrooks and Gardner at a Hickory residence led to the shooting death of the victim.
The defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The case remains under investigation by Hickory Police Department.
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