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Prosecution rests in Steven Seay murder trial


The prosecution has rested in the trial for the man charged with murdering a 17-year-old at a Huntsville nightclub nearly three years ago.

Steven Seay, 24, is accused of fatally shooting James Price at the Infinity club in June 2010.

Several witnesses took the stand Thursday, including Huntsville Police investigator Michael Leftwich, who questioned Seay and numerous witnesses the night the shooting occurred.

Leftwich testified that Seay at first denied he had a gun, but upon further questioning, eventually confessed to firing shots when a fight broke out near the nightclub.

Prosecutors played an audio recording of the confession for jurors during Leftwich's testimony.

In the recording, Seay said the fight started when he, his brother Terrence, and his cousin came in contact with the men who allegedly attacked the cousin's sister. Seay told police he pulled out a gun to scare the men but did not intend to shoot.

Seay said the situation escalated when Price grabbed his brother, pushed him against a car, and shots were fired.

The first shot hit Price in the front of the head, killing him. Seay said the gun was not his, but his cousin's.  Seay later told police, as depicted in the audio recording, that he was sorry about the outcome of those shots.

Defense lawyers had two more witnesses take the stand but it was unclear whether Seay would testify on Thursday.

A verdict was not yet made by Thursday afternoon.

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