Cobb County

Cobb man gets 25 years in prison for killing his own father, who had ordered him to get a job

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County man who shot and killed his own father after he was ordered to get a job will spend 25 years in prison.

Daniel Attaway pleaded guilty but mentally ill on one count of malice murder in the Sept. 2018 shooting death of his father, Douglas Wayne Attaway.

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A judge sentenced him to a fifty-year sentence, with 25 years spent in custody.

Attaway shot and killed his father “execution-style” in the basement of the family’s Marietta home, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Officers said he got angry when his father ordered him to get a job and shot the elder Attaway with a 9mm gun in the home.

Attaway admitted to killing his father to his mother and sister. He was arrested on October 1, 2018.

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He was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to commit murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Attaway’s sentence includes the requirement of mental health supervision for the duration of his time both in custody and on probation.