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Kathleen man who shot grandparents gets 50 years

A Kathleen man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Houston County court to two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Joshua Allen Cook, 26, was sentenced to 50 years and will serve 30 years in prison for trying to kill his grandparents. Cook shot Thomas and Rosylin Livingston at their Lake Joy Road home Oct. 20, 2013.

Just before 11 p.m. that night, Cook first fired several shots at his grandmother in the kitchen area and ultimately shot her twice in the head, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney's Office. He then went to the bedroom where his grandfather was sleeping and shot him once in the head. The grandfather was able to grab the gun just as it went off, the news release states. Livingston was able to take the gun from Cook and restrain him until Houston sheriff's deputies arrived, the news release states.

Deputies found Thomas Livingston pinning Cook to the bed while his wife was able to crawl to an adjoining bedroom and call 911.


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