Sept. 7, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Marc Seward (DOB 09/02/91) of 268 9th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY was sentenced by Judge Anne Minihan to six years in state prison after having pled guilty to:

  • one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class “B”  Violent Felony

in the shooting of Markel Overton.

On or about Aug. 9, 2015, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Markel Overton was in the vicinity of 523 South Fulton Ave. in the City of Mount Vernon when he was shot multiple times by Marc Seward. 

Mount Vernon Police Officers who were on patrol at the time of the shooting heard multiple gunshots coming from the area.

Mount Vernon Police were then notified by Mount Vernon Hospital personnel that the victim was at the hospital. They learned that Overton had been shot approximately seven times.

An investigation by Mount Vernon Police which included the use of surveillance video from a nearby business was part of the evidence in this case leading to the defendant’s arrest.

The defendant was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jean Prisco of the Superior Court Trial Division and Assistant District Attorney Stephen Ronco of the Investigations Division. 

police photograph of Marc Seward

Marc Seward

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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