Trial Beginning In 2005 Murder of Bowie Teen - NBC4 Washington

Trial Beginning In 2005 Murder of Bowie Teen

Prosecutors say man paid to kill Stacey Seaton in 2005.



    Trial Beginning In 2005 Murder of Bowie Teen
    Stacey Seaton

    A trial is beginning Monday for a murder that happened nearly seven years ago in Prince George's County, Md.

    Jarvis Tyler faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Stacey Seaton, 17.  He's accused of shooting the pregnant teen in the head near her home in Bowie in June of 2005.

    Prosecutors say Tyler killed Seaton in exchange for a payment of $400 and a quantity of marijuana.

    McDonald Abraham told investigators he gave Tyler $400 and a quantity of marijuana to perform the killing.  Prosecutors said Abraham believed Stacey Seaton had set him up in a break-in at his apartment where drugs, money and a gun were stolen.

    Abraham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year. He has not been sentenced and will testify for the prosecution.

    Tyler could face life in prison if convicted. Tyler's attorney said Abraham is trying to pin the murder on his client to escape a harsher sentence.